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Isco: More suited to Spanish or English football?

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For those aware of Isco - formerly of Malaga, now at Real Madrid - he has recently been touted to be going to Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United to name a few potential teams, whether or not this will happen is an interesting element.

Isco, while at Malaga, was able to show his talents to a wider audience in the Champions League, with several standout performances and goals to his name.

Of course, teams were knocking at Malaga's door for him with Man City, Real Madrid and Arsenal being three teams interested.

He signed for Real Madrid and from there started with a flurry of goals - but lately, with Real Madrid playing a 4-3-3 formation, his time has been limited to only 19 games but still seven goals this season.

Would a transfer to England be worthwhile for someone of his talents

Let's examine the pros and cons in whether or not he would be more suited to Spanish football or English football.

Pros

Those familiar with the Spanish football scene will know that Isco has been building a stellar reputation in recent years, and that he deserves every bit of the hype. Especially his style of play which is a delight to see and his eye for goal and work-rate would benefit many teams challenging for Europe or the title.

Despite only playing 19 games this season for Real Madrid, he still has seven goals to his name, which in itself may sound impressive but to take into consideration that he's found more time on the subs bench than on the pitch, is only an amazement to his talents which shows despite this and Real's 4-3-3 formation, he can't find his way into the team, deserves praise in itself.

Besides a calm finish, Isco also possesses a silky first touch, an excellent eye for a pass, and close dribbling skills, making him an archetypal No. 10. Which may benefit teams such as Liverpool or Arsenal.

Cons

While he's talented and had good success in his career, it's unfair to think of natural weaknesses in his game.

His ability to potentially not adapt is key despite being a central based midfielder; what has to be noted is that Modric, Xabi Alonso and Di Maria are all ahead of him, with all playing well, does Isco deserve a chance to get into a side which has recovered well to be top of La Liga?

With that logic in mind, which club could Isco join?

First off Liverpool would not happen as they play a similar formation to Real Madrid and it would be tough to determine whose place he takes. If anyone it would most likely be Joe Allen or Jordan Henderson but when Lucas returns he will take Joe Allen's place, so Isco would not fit.

Manchester United could not play him as does not play to their style. The reason being as Mata is a central player yet he is played out wide - could Isco be willing to make that adjustment? Not likely, especially with the competition he would and could face.

Arsenal would need more players but Isco would ve like buying Ozil all over again, plus while the competition would be appreciated, he's not what Arsenal need just now I'm afraid, plus he could be played potentially more than at Real but competition is the big word again in regards to him.

Overall Isco is an interesting player to consider, while talented, he has to consider his options very carefully and not ruin his career potentially.

I suggest staying in Spain for now, potentially staying at Real or moving to another team challenging for Europe who could afford him either on loan or permanently.


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