Real Madrid ace Isco’s future has been up in the air for the last few months. The Spaniard has been left to the bench more often than the last season.
Isco has fallen down the pecking order since the beginning of the year after starting the 2017-18 campaign as a standout performer. Fellow Spaniards, Lucas Vasquez and Marco Asensio have risen above Isco in recent weeks with far more work rate than the former Malaga man.
The midfielder also publicly said that he does not feel confident enough at Real Madrid after scoring a hat-trick a few weeks back in a 6-1 rout of Argentina by Spain.
Despite starting the big games for Real Madrid, like the first leg of the round of 16 against Paris St. Germain and the quarter-final against Juventus, there has been no shutting down of rumours regarding his transfer.
The Premier League has been a very likely decision since the past few windows. Manchester City have been the frontrunners for the 25-year-old’s signatures, but with a £650 million release clause, City are now found lagging behind.
Betting outlet Coral has suggested that Liverpool is the most probable destination for Isco. The odds have been cut from 5/2 to 6/4 in a huge turn of events. Arsenal are 2/1 while Manchester United are 3/1. Manchester City is nowhere on the list.
“As we saw against Manchester City, Liverpool are not short of attacking threats,” Coral’s John Hill said.
“However, their side could improve even further next summer as they are the favourites in the betting to sign Isco from Real Madrid.”
Speaking at the end of last month, after scoring a hat-trick as Spain thumped Argentina, Isco blasted Real for their lack of faith in him.
“I have the confidence of the coach and maybe in Madrid, I have not won that yet,” he said.
“That’s why the national is so important for me as it gives me life.
“If I am not starting and don’t have continuity for the club then I must seize all my chances.”
“There are many great players at Real Madrid, maybe I am the problem.”
Losing a star like Isco could be a major dent for Real Madrid’s future ambitions.