Roma and Milan Rumored Not to Be Top Options for Isco

Isco has been linked to Roma and Milan once Real Madrid announced they would not keep him. The Giallorossi could indeed go after him. Henrikh Mkhitaryan communicated his decision not to extend his contract. He picked Inter’s offer over theirs, multiple sources confirm.

According to AS, the 30-year-old is ready to snub Serie A sides to keep playing in his home country. He is not keen on transferring to Arsenal either. He wishes to join Sevilla, which qualified for Champions League. In that regard, he has an ally in coach Julen Lopetegui.

Betis and Valencia could be in the mix too. However, they will not participate in the top continental competition. That is a big knock against them in the playmaker’s mind. Milan seem more interested in younger targets for their frontline, while Roma could indeed pursue Isco as they need reinforcements in the role, Repubblica informs.

Alternatively, the Giallorossi have rekindled their interest in Leandro Paredes, whose future at PSG is uncertain, Leggo reports. José Mourinho is a big fan of Ruben Neves. On the other hand, it would take a €40M investment to buy him from Wolverhampton.

Our Take on Isco Being Tied to Roma and Milan

Even though he has had a limited role in the last few years, it is not hard to imagine the Spaniard doing well in Serie A. Roma starve for creativity sans Mkhitaryan, and Isco would address it, while Milan, since Brahim Diaz ultimately flopped, still have a Hakan Calhanoglu-sized hole in their XI. The Rossoneri prioritize different signings, but they brought in Olivier Giroud, Simon Kjaer and further veterans in the recent past. Although, the two sides will have to work hard to convince the player, and pay top money, if he really prefers not to leave La Liga.