Everton can still pull off transfer masterstroke by signing Isco on free
This has been a disastrous transfer window for Everton, but they could still land one or two players available on free transfers.
The Toffees failed to sign a single player in January, and it shows their lack of planning in the transfer market.
However, they can players who are free agents. Andre Ayew is being reportedly considered, but the Toffees must look to sign former Real Madrid player Isco.
Fabrizio Romano wrote for CaughtOffside (2 February) that the 30-year-old attacking midfielder remains a free agent after the deal collapsed with Union Berlin.
The financial conditions of the deal changed after the medical tests, so it was a “big shock” for everyone, and the negotiation collapsed.
“Isco remains a free agent after the deal collapsed with Union Berlin because the financial conditions of the deal changed after the medical tests, so it was a big shock and the negotiation collapsed,” wrote Romano.
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“Turkish clubs are also interested in Isco, so it’s one to watch in the final days.”
While Turkish clubs are also interested in Isco, the Toffees must not miss out on this opportunity.
Times journalist Paul Joyce reported on 1 February that the Toffees are considering a move to sign the playmaker who had his contract at Sevilla terminated in December.
Isco has won it all at Real Madrid. He made 353 appearances for Los Blancos, scoring 53 goals and supplying 57 assists in all competitions.
He has won five Champions League titles with Madrid, and the 38-times Spain international is vastly experienced.
There’s no doubt about his quality. If Turkish clubs can show ambition in the market, why can’t Everton?
Of course, Isco will demand big wages but that’s the price you’ve to pay for signing top-quality free agents.
Ideally, Everton shouldn’t sign him, but they have run out of options. Between Isco and Ayew, the choice is obvious.
If Isco can help the club avoid relegation, the deal could turn out to be a masterstroke.