Everton schedule meeting with ‘magical’ player amid rising interest

Everton target Isco (Photo by Fran Santiago/Getty Images)
Everton target Isco (Photo by Fran Santiago/Getty Images) /

Everton finally seem to be serious about signing free agent Isco. After the monumental failure of the Toffees to land a single player in the January transfer window, signing players from the free agent market was the only option.

Everton were previously linked with Andre Ayew, who was a free agent after terminating his contract with Qatari club Al Sadd. The Ghanaian international flew to England to hold talks with Nottingham Forest and Everton and ultimately it was Forest who won the race for Ayew.

EFC have been scouring the free agent market and a stand out name that separates from the rest is of Isco. The Spanish midfielder mutually terminated his contract with Sevilla in December and has been on the lookout for a new club.

The Spaniard did come close to joining Union Berlin on the transfer deadline day, even undergoing medical but the move fell through in the final stages. Since then, the 30 year old has been linked with a move to Turkey, MLS and the Toffees.

Everton schedule meeting with Isco

Turkish club Konyaspor’s president claimed that talks were going well with Isco and the club as the Super Lig looked to snap up the Spanish international. Isco has been reportedly open to a move to Goodison Park but a concrete offer hasn’t arrived from Everton yet. The Spaniard also offered himself to Juventus but the Serie A side were not keen to sign the 30 year old.

Everton did look at the former Sevilla man and now their interest seems to be getting more concrete. According to Liverpool ECHO, Everton are set to schedule a meeting with Isco to advance the talks to sign the Spaniard.

Perhaps, the rising interest in the player has prompted Everton to move quickly in negotiating with Isco. AS Roma are also interested in signing the 30 year old and their sporting director Tiago Pinto is expected to get involved soon. Roma sanctioned the departure of Nicolo Zaniolo to Galatasaray and Isco is viewed as a replacement for the departing Italian player.

The former Real Madrid playmaker could add a different dimension to the attack, similar to what James Rodriguez did when he was at Goodison Park. Isco isn’t the fittest of players, nor does he have commanding physical attributes that suit well in Sean Dyche’s system, but his extraordinary vision can make up for it.

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