West Ham United allegedly want to sign Real Madrid attacking midfielder Isco in the summer transfer window.
That’s according to a report from El Españyol who claims that David Moyes is desperate to bring the Spaniard to the London Stadium.
But something doesn’t ring true.
David Moyes has so much work to do in the summer transfer window.
As an absolute bare minimum, West Ham need to be signing five or six top-class players, which so many set to depart at the end of the season.
Moyes needs to bring in a new striker, perhaps two, a centre-back, a left-back and two central midfielders.
Those five or six signings should be his absolute priority. According to a report from Spain though, the Scot is desperate to secure a deal for someone who plays in an entirely different position to those mentioned above…
West Ham boss David Moyes desperate to sign Isco from Real Madrid
El Españyol reckon that the Hammers manager is very keen to bring the Real Madrid star to East London from the Santiago Bernabeu this summer.
Now, we just can’t see how this story has any kind of truth behind it.
First and foremost, Isco will be 30 next month. Moyes has always insisted that he wants to bring young and hungry players to the London Stadium, as outlined here during an exclusive interview with WHUFC.com.
Surely signing a 30-year-old and expecting him to adjust from La Liga to the ferocious speed, tempo and intensity of the Premier League would make little sense.
And then there are his astronomical wages to consider.
Isco currently earns around £215,000 per week according to Capology. West Ham wouldn’t pay anywhere near that for any player and Isco will clearly want that kind of salary for his one big final contract.
The Madrid star is obviously an exceptional player. He has won two La Liga titles and four Champions Leagues during his time at the Bernabeu.
Isco has bagged 53 goals and 56 assists in 350 games for Real Madrid (Transfermarkt). He is an elite footballer. However, he surely won’t be coming to West Ham this summer.
Not only does he not fit the profile of signing that David Moyes should be looking to make this summer but he will surely also have his pick of clubs.
Plenty of absolute rubbish starts doing the rounds in the transfer columns ahead of the summer window. And this is certainly an example of exactly that.
We would be absolutely shocked if Isco rocked up at the London Stadium in the summer.