25 Apr 2017

Anfield MegaDeal? Liverpool hold transfer talks with 'unique' €50m Real Madrid star; 78% of fans want deal

Earlier this season, Liverpool were linked with a move for Real Madrid star Francisco Román Alarcón Suárez (aka Isco), and new reports this week suggest that Jurgen Klopp is still tracking the Spanish attacker.

According to Spanish newspaper Marca this week:

* Liverpool recently held a transfer 'meeting' with Isco's Agent.

* Madrid have now offered 'unique' Isco a new deal worth £100k-a-week.

The Reds reportedly made contact with Madrid in 2014 to discuss a possible transfer, and in July 2016, TalkSport claimed that the Reds were 'monitoring' the Spaniard's situation. Klopp is confirmed admired of Isco, and during his time at Dortmund, admitted:

"We also wanted to sign Isco, but it was pretty clear that we were not going to have half a chance in the race to sign him"

€50m-rated Isco is a talented player, but his goal return is average (one every 432 mins); the Spaniard's combined goals/assist ratio is good (one every 163 mins), but it's arguably not €50m-good.

That said, the high press is a key part of Jurgen Klopp's philosophy, and Isco fits that approach. Indeed, in a recent interview, the Spaniard explained how he'd adapted his game to fit that type of football:

“I took an important step when it came to regaining possession. I've had to do that to have a place in the [Madrid] team. I try to help by running and working. I became a more complete player. But I don’t want to talk so much about myself.”

One thing's for sure - Reds fans would love to see Isco at Anfield. Last season, I conducted a site poll asking fans if Liverpool should sign Isco, and a whopping 78% of voters selected were in favour of the deal.

Even if Isco signs a new deal, Madrid will inevitably sign more 'Galacticos' this summer, and his place come under threat again next season. After all, he's only playing regularly now because Gareth Bale has been injured. Should Liverpool make a bid this summer to test Real's resolve?


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