£13.5 million rumoured Everton target sets ultimatum to decide his future

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Real Madrid midfielder Isco has been loosely linked with a move to Everton. Back when Carlo Ancelotti was the Everton manager, links to Real Madrid players was a recurrent theme. This trend continued when Rafa Benitez took over in the summer. Ancelotti went to Madrid and was ready to look beyond Isco for midfield options.

The Spaniard has taken a back seat in the Real Madrid setup and has limited playing time to his name. His deal runs out next summer and so far there are no signs that Real Madrid will be offering him a new deal.

On paper, the 29 year old is a classy midfielder capable of adding quality instantly to any team. Isco was linked to the Toffees a few weeks ago and Everton was touted to be the most feasible option for the Spaniard.

Isco spent the last eight years at Santiago Bernabeu and has won 16 trophies during the time. He’ll enter the final six months of his contract in January which will allow him to negotiate a pre-contract with a new team. Isco does have a big decision to make ahead of the January transfer window.

Rumoured Everton target Isco sets an ultimatum

According to Le10 Sport, Isco’s entourage is set to take a decision regarding his future by the end of next month. It is almost certain that the Los Blancos will not offer any fresh contracts and his exit from Real Madrid is only a matter of time. The winter transfer window will be Real Madrid’s last chance to cash in on the 29 year old and earn a small fee on the sale.

Isco has set himself an ultimatum to decide his future. The four time Champions League winner has given himself one month to study his options and make a decision on whether to leave in January or wait out till the summer and walk as a free agent.

Isco has been restricted to just 176 minutes of football so far this season. If he wants to get back to playing regular football as soon as possible, the Spanish midfielder may choose to seal a January transfer. But, if he walks as a free agent in the summer, he potentially becomes more attractive to clubs as he comes on a free transfer. If he does sign a pre-contract, he also stands a chance to pocket a good sum in the form of a signing bonus. The report adds that as of now Isco doesn’t have any offer from the interested teams.

Everton does need reinforcements in the midfield and have been linked to players like Donny van de Beek. If Everton and Rafa Benitez are seriously considering a midfielder, Isco could also prove to be a smart option.

He comes with supreme quality and a touch of experience of playing football at one of the best teams in the world. Acquiring him on a free transfer could prove to be a steal but Everton may have to work hard in beating the competition.

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