Sporadically throughout the last eight or 10 months, we've heard rumors out of both Italy and Spain about Juventus being interested in signing Real Madrid playmaker Isco, who has certainly had his ups and downs since joining the Spanish giants. Obviously, those rumors haven't equated to the young Spaniard coming to Juve like his former teammate Álvaro Morata.
But, according to the player's agent and father, those rumors regarding Juventus' interest in the 23-year-old midfield is in fact more than just an attempt to sell some more papers on a slow news day.
"Yes, there is interest from Juventus," agent and father Paco Alarcon told Tuttomercatoweb.
"The Bianconeri are tracking him, but for now there have been no official offers.
"My son is focused only on ending the year well with Real Madrid, where he would like to stay next season too.
"He is already at one of the top clubs in the world."
(Source: Football Italia)
Hmmmmm. Looks like what we have here is something very, very interesting.
The "where he would like to stay next season too" part is obviously very contingent on how Isco actually plays into Real Madrid's plans for the team. There's no doubting that if Isco is looked to be a secondary piece that could — and will — bring in a nice chunk of change that can be put to use in other areas. (Probably overpaying for somebody, but that's not my problem, folks.)
So, seeing as Isco's agent has declared that Juventus are interested, there's bound to be more to come with this story. I mean, whether we like it or not, there's only about five more weeks of Serie A football left before the summer arrives. You all should know what that means...
As I've said with anything related to Morata, Juventus are going to be talking to Real Madrid a decent amount of the summer anyway. So maybe, just maybe, they can do a little more business? That'd be cool.