Published: Fri, December 07, 2018
Sports | By Johanna Francis

Real Madrid Set Isco Price To €700 Million - Could Anyone Afford Him?

Real Madrid Set Isco Price To €700 Million - Could Anyone Afford Him?

The Spain global is yet to start a match for Madrid since Solari replaced the sacked Julen Lopetegui following the 5-1 Clasico embarrassment against Barcelona at the end of October.

The Spain playmaker has been confined to bench duty since Solari replaced Julen Lopetegui in the hotseat and was dropped from Madrid's matchday squad for last week's 2-0 Champions League victory at Roma. There are 24 players in the squad, plus those who are at Castilla.

Thursday's game will be the first since Luka Modric won the 2018 Ballon d'Or, making him the first player to beat Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to it since Kaka in 2007. Vinicius and Marco Asensio would play alongside each other when they take on Melilla on Thursday.

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It remains to be seen if Ballon d'Or victor Luka Modric will be rested, but Solari was full of praise for the Croatia midfielder.

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Lucas Vazquez will be deployed on the right wing, Karim Benzema up front, and a fully-fit Gareth Bale is set to start on the left flank.

Solari recently signed a three-year deal in the Spanish capital, but reports have suggested that Perez will look for a replacement next summer.

Real Madrid are not going to sell Isco for pennies on the dollar, though - Los Blancos have already established the amount that would convince them to allow the 26-year-old midfielder to leave Santiago Bernabeu. It seems to me that at that age it's more lovely because he can truly value it. "We're all very happy with his prize".

Melilla came out the blocks looking to make an impression and it was Yacine and Mizzian who claimed the first real chances of the game.

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