A name Manchester United should start to pay attention to is Spanish midfielder Isco.

Newspaper Marca report Real Madrid are open to offers for the four times Champions League winner.

Isco is a top class player, a Spain international who has fallen out of favour at Real. He started just 11 La Liga games last season.

At 27-years-old he is a good age, and would arrive at United with a point to prove. Forget ‘potential’, he would be ready to contribute straight away.

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Where would he fit in?

Isco would be an alternative to James Maddison or Bruno Fernandes, who admittedly would be better additions.

That doesn’t mean United should discount the Real star now he is on the market, if they can’t land one of the other two.

Spanish newspaper Sport reported last month United were interested.

 

He would be an upgrade on Juan Mata as he is younger, and would arrive without the burden of United’s recent failings.

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Isco is the same age as Jesse Lingard, and has medals the United man can only dream of. He would be an excellent example to the rest of the squad.

He has the quality to unlock defences which United have lacked this season, and find the space for the strikers to score.

A negative is the lack of game time he has had this season, and whether at 27 he can adapt to the Premier League. His class should help him overcome both questions.

Isco won’t be enough to turn around United’s fortunes by himself, but as part of the puzzle, he could play an important role if Solskjaer decides to swoop.

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