Transfer Balls: Arsenal eye Zaza, Manchester City chase Isco, Manchester United are insane
Manchester City are in the market for… No, not a local youth who will rise through the ranks and bind the fans to their club. No. City wants another foreign-born midfielder they can spend squillions of pounds on. And that man is Isco.
Right now the 23-year-old plays for Real Madrid. But Spanish newspapers say Isco is tempting City and Arsenal. The Gunners have oodles of cash but won’t match any weekly wage packet City can offer.
A little oddly, Paris St-Germain defender Thiago Silva, 30, says the amount Manchester City and Man United spent on players this summer is “the edge of madness”. He fails to explain to the London Evening Standard if either Manchester club is in the same mental health clinic as PSG, which spent £50m on David Luiz.
Spain’s Fichajes website says the Gunners will also bid for Juventus striker Simone Zaza go in January. The 24-year-old striker is surplus to requirements in Turin.
And more Arsenal news in the shape of PSG’s Ezequiel Lavezzi, 30, who says new teammate Angel Di Maria is terrific and this will be final year in Paris, telling Telefoot “I’m very happy for new signing Di María, it’s always good to play with your friends. He is a great player, I hope he adapts quickly. I think it’s my last year in Paris. But I’m OK and I want to finish it the best way possible. You never know what can happen. Today I want to stay, tomorrow we’ll see.”
You can’t out a price on that kind of commitment?