Leicester transfers: Is Real Madrid’s Isco a realistic signing?

Isco of Real Madrid (Photo by Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

An interesting Leicester City transfer rumour has arisen. Would Real Madrid’s Isco be a good signing for the Foxes and is it a realistic one?

These days Leicester are linked with all manner of qualify prospective signings, ridiculous sounding and feasible alike. Capturing assets, actually, unwanted assets from sides like Real and Barcelona is certainly more likely presently, for at least two reasons that come to mind: their relative downfalls, along with the Foxes’ rapid rise.

We all know, and have become rather annoyed with, LCFC‘s so-called transfer connections to renowned athletes such as Barca’s Philippe Coutinho. There was a time when a supposed relationship between a team the size of the King Power club and a Coutinho-esque elite would have been laughable.

In other words, Leicester are absolutely large enough reputation-wise to sign someone of the Brazilian’s stature. Which is also why Foxes of Leicester views the touted move for los Blancos’ Isco as definitely not out of the realm of possibility.

Wages are still the sticking point with any potential LCFC deal of this magnitude; rival Premier League sides’ entrance into a chase is another possible roadblock.

Isco’s addition would be a significant statement of intent by the Foxes; his ostracism from Real’s team is another indication he’d be available for a switch of scenery. A loan was mentioned in the report via Leicester Mercury about Leicester’s eyeing of the footballer, giving more encouragement for dreamers, namely myself.

Will Leicester City now face extra competition for targets following the Newcastle United takeover?

The short answer to the above question is, yes. In fact, if Newcastle do inherit the kind of budget to rival superpower clubs here and abroad then it will increase the prices of lesser valued players that are more prevalent on the Foxes’ radar, not just world stars.

And the Magpies are said to be after a Leicester target presently, with James Tarkowski being mentioned as admired by the Geordies. According to Telegraph, the Burnley defender is ‘likely to join the North East England side’.

Unfortunately for the many Blue Army fans from whom I’ve heard an opinion, the publication also claims that the England international is open to a move to St James’ Park.