By Daniel Feliciano

3rd Feb, 2023 | 7:10am

Everton have been offered the chance to sign Isco on a short-term contract after his move to Union Berlin broke down, according to 90min.

The Toffees were in the market to bolster their attacking options during the January window, but failed to make a single signing despite offloading Anthony Gordon to Newcastle in a deal worth in excess of £40m.

But with the window now closed the club are likely to focus on free agents, and a report on Thursday (2 February) claims that they have been offered the chance to sign five-time Champions League winner Isco.

“Everton are among those to have been offered the services of Isco, who would consider a contract until the end of the season to get back into football as soon as possible,” they wrote.

Isco left Sevilla in December after signing in the summer following his release from Real Madrid, after problems behind the scenes with management.

He then saw a move to Bundesliga club Union Berlin fall through over wage demands, despite undergoing a medical with the club.

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Isco in his prime would no doubt have been considered a player who was too good to be playing for Everton, so how can we possibly turn him down in our current situation?

But the fact of the matter is that Isco isn’t the player who won five Champions League titles and was once labelled as “phenomenal” by the great Zinedine Zidane.

He managed just 300 minutes or so in his final season at the Bernabeu and didn’t manage a single goal or assist in his time with Seville this season.

Right now we can’t afford to have luxury players in the side as we fight for our lives in the Premier League, and we need players who are going to give absolutely everything on the pitch.

Isco has never been that type of player, and while having his creativity would likely help us to score more goals somewhat, his wages would eat a large chunk of that £40m+ that we earned for Gordon’s sale without giving much return.