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Real Madrid plotting sensational move for Argentine superstar

Real Madrid have been a shadow of themselves this season and Florentino Perez might bring back the Galactico approach to overturn their fortunes.

The post-Ronaldo era hasn’t started well for Real Madrid. The Royal Whites struggled under Julen Lopetegui and things have been better under Santiago Solari. Already 10 points behind the league leaders, Barcelona, the hopes for silverware this season are bleak. Florentino Perez is already preparing for the next season and let’s just say that the Real Madrid President means business.

Isco and Dybala swap deal?

Looks like Juventus aren’t content with bringing in Aaron Ramsey. The Bianconeri are monitoring the situation of Isco, hasn’t been favoured by Solari according to Calciomercato. It is also reported that porting director Paratici has kept contacts alive with Isco’s entourage. But the craziest part is Florentino Perez’s part of the bargain. The Spaniard has reportedly asked the Old Lady to part with Paulo Dybala in exchange for Isco.

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Dybala has been on Madrid’s radar for some time now. With Juventus interested in the unhappy Isco, Real Madrid have suggested a swap deal with the Argentine coming the other way. An issue to solve, however, could be the price-tag of the two players. Juventus, in fact, evaluates Dybala over € 100 million. Isco, on the other hand, has a € 700 million release clause although reports in Italy suggest his price-tag is only € 80 million now.

 “€70m for Isco Ridiculous”

Spanish tv journalist Tomas Roncero wasn’t impressed with Juve’s reported offer for Isco.“Paratici wants to sign Isco for €70/80 million. Paratici should apologize with Real Madrid, the offer is ridiculous. With that fee you can maybe buy the boots of Isco, maybe only the laces. I think € 150 million are needed, to say the least,” he said.

Santigo Solari insists that he cannot offer any advice to Isco in how best to deal with a spell out of the first team. The Spanish international is yet to start a league match since Solari replaced Julen Lopetegui in the Santiago Bernabeu dugout.

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“I’m not the one to advise anyone,” he told a press conference ahead of Sunday’s trip to Real Betis. “These players have a lot of experience and many titles. A footballer who comes into the first team and has been around so long has all the experience necessary to know what they have to do. There are young people, but also others with a lot of experience.”

Author’s take

A move away for Real Madrid might be on the cards for Isco but Dybala going the other way might be a stretch. Swap deals are incredibly rear in football because of the complications which can arise. As interesting as it might sound, this move might ultimately die where it was generated, in the rumour mill.

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