The last we heard of any Isco-Juventus talk around these parts was at the beginning of January when reports out of both Italy and Spain said that the Italian champions had an offer for the Spanish midfielder turned down by Real Madrid. The genesis of the reasoning behind the reported decision was because Real Madrid's new manager, a guy by the name of Zinedine Zidane, wanted to keep Isco around.
Well, now it looks like things might be changing.
According to reports out of Spain on Tuesday, Isco's status going forward is anything but a certainty. And, because of that, Juventus has deemed it an opportunity to strike while the iron is hot. That means a reported offer is in order, something that MARCA says is being drawn up right about now.
Or maybe now. Or ... now. Or maybe over the summer when, you know, transfers can actually be made.
The all-important details of said bid are as follows, courtesy of Gazzetta World (linked above):
According to Spanish newspaper Marca, Juve will offer a fee in the region of €30 million while the La Liga club will be holding out for a fee closer to €40 million mark.
Look, no matter what Juventus' interest truly is when it comes to acquiring him, trying to sign Isco is not going to be a cheap or something even close to a bargain. As a soon-to-be 23-year-old, Isco still has room to grow as a player. Maybe the thing that needs to happen for that to actually happen is move away from Real Madrid, a club he has been at since the summer of 2013.
Can it happen? Sure, I guess I wouldn't rule it out. What are the odds of it happen? Don't look it at, man, I'm not a bookmaker in Las Vegas. The thing is, if Juventus are alerted to Isco's potential availability, then you know for a fact other big clubs in Europe with bigger and deeper pockets will surely be trying to acquire his services as well.
Juventus and Real Madrid will be doing some kind of talking this summer. Maybe it's about Isco, surely it will be about Álvaro Morata. But seeing as calls will be going from Turin to Madrid and vice versa, why not talk about both, right? I mean, if it's going to be another summer of trying to find a top-flight trequartista, then there may be not better potentially available than Isco.