Exclusive: Kevin Campbell reacts as Everton reportedly eye Real Madrid ace Isco
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Kevin Campbell claims Everton will get a bargain if they can sign Real Madrid playmaker Isco for £17.8million after the Spain international was linked with a move to Goodison Park.
According to Spanish news outlet Ok Diario, Real Madrid are willing to listen to offers for the 28-year-old and that Carlo Ancelotti is urging the Toffees to make a move in the January transfer window.
Isco has fallen down the pecking order at the Bernabeu this season and Campbell believes the Champions League winner could ‘make a difference’ for the Toffees.
Speaking to Goodison News, Campbell said: “Well, when I’m a Real Madrid player who’s a Champions League winner, won the league last season, a very very good technician and a creative player, picking him up for 20million euros (£17.8million) is cheap, isn’t it?
“Especially from Real Madrid, its cheap money. He’s someone who can dictate the play, can make a difference at the top end of the pitch and through the midfield and he’s another one that Carlo Ancelotti knows very well.
“Picking up somebody like that just adds to that squad, it tightens that squad up and makes them more dangerous.”
If Isco did make the move to Goodison Park it would be yet another reunion for Ancelotti.
He signed former players Allan and James Rodriguez in the last transfer window and the latter is also a former teammate of Isco meaning there would be reunions aplenty if the move goes ahead.
The Spanish playmaker has only started three La Liga games for Zinedine Zidane’s side this season and it is likely he would get considerably more game time under Ancelotti.
The Toffees have looked lost in attack without Rodriguez and the suspended Richarlison in recent games and the four-time Champions League winner would provide a much better attacking option than current stand-ins Alex Iwobi and Bernard.
It would be fantastic to see another Galactico join Ancelotti’s Everton project, proving that the lure of joining the Toffees is still alive and well.
In other Everton news, Allan has reportedly picked up an injury while on international duty.