Why Manchester United Should Sign Isco

Why Manchester United Should Sign Isco

It’s no secret that Real Madrid are currently overstocked with quality midfielders. Whilst that’s supposed to be a good thing, it causes a lot of problems for the team in the form of selection headaches which gives rise to a disparity in the amount of game time given to the club’s good and ’important’ players.

Isco is reportedly keen on a move away from Real Madrid having been reduced to a bit-part player by Zinedine Zidane despite his apparent ability to muster immense pieces of skill out of nowhere.

The Spain international has started just 16 league games thus far whilst he’s come off the bench on 11 occasions.

Isco is a special player. He’s not your typical midfielder as he poses a significant threat in front of goal whilst being able to create goalscoring opportunities for his teammates – the perfect blend of productivity and creativity.

Goals and assists represent the tip of the iceberg of Isco’s ability, though, as he does a number of things on the pitch that are incapable of being picked up my stats.

For instance, he serves as somewhat of a fulcrum for Los Blancos whenever he plays as he’s able to move towards and away from the action areas of the pitch, in a bid to create space or congest the midfield to prevent the opposition from spotting a pass.

Isco’s football acumen helps him to move into the right channels at the right time – and to his mesmerising dribbling and sublime technique – he’s then able to take players on, make an attempt at goal or pick a pass, all with unbelievable precision.

Despite his limited appearances, he’s, perhaps unsurprisingly, been very consistent for Los Blancos this having scored ten goals and registered six assists in La Liga.

Judging by Isco’s tally, it’s easy to understand why Zidane has urged him to sign a new contract despite his place in the team being uncertain.

Manchester United, Tottenham and Chelsea have all been linked with a move for the 24-year-old in a bid to bolster their midfield ranks in the summer, but United evidently need him more than the rest of their Premier League rivals.

United began the season on a high but experienced a dismal sequence in the middle of the term. They now seem to be back to a decent level, but they’re still a long way off from where a club of their stature and spending power should be, and Jose Mourinho is intent on changing that.

The Red Devils need at least a new addition in defence, midfield, and attack, and who better than Isco to run the middle of the park for United.

Going into the Premier League where pressure is prevalent every matchday, Isco is unlikely to be fazed due to the vast experience he’s gained at Real Madrid.

Isco’s presence within United’s ranks could very well spur them on to silverware given that he can serve as the glue that holds the team together.

Isco’s versatility will allow him to feature on the flanks or in a number 10 role for United.

He’s also capable of being deployed in a central midfield position, but with Paul Pogba and Ander Herrera currently the mainstays in that position he’s unlikely to play there.

Manchester United’s current group of midfielders are quite good at what they do, but only very few of them are truly exceptional.

Back in the day, anything less than exceptional was deemed mediocre by Sir Alex Ferguson. Should Mourinho wish to take on that advocacy and restore Manchester United to its former glory, then signing Isco would be a step in the right direction.

Apart from what Isco can offer United in terms of performances, he’ll be able to add some strength in depth to the Red Devils given that they’re likely to be playing Champions League football next season via winning the Europa League this season.

Being back amongst Europe’s elite teams would be a huge sign of progress, but United will surely be looking to make their presence felt in the competition – something a player of Isco’s calibre can assure.

It remains to be seen if Mourinho will pursue a potential deal for Isco, but by the looks of things, he’d be a perfect fit for United.

About the Author Phillip Ekuwem

Phillip is a football writer with an immense love and passion for the beautiful game. He’s well versed in European football as he enjoys watching the Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga and the Serie A.

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