Guardiola has been a fan for some timeCredit: EPA
That will create a big gap in Pep Guardiola’s midfield that he will want to replace with a player capable of meeting his style and incredibly high standards.
Spanish newspaper MARCA state that the City boss retains the admiration he has held for Isco for a number of years.
Once the Lancashire club finalise their £60million move for Atletico Madrid anchor man Rodri, attention could remain fixed on the Spanish capital.
Isco reportedly wants to stick around at Real and fight for his place and he has another fan in Zinedine Zidane.
But the club acknowledge that a bid of around £70m could tempt them into a sale.
Manchester City legend David Silva will leave the club at the end of the season, and many supporters think that Phil Foden is his heir apparent.
The England Under 21 international has produced the goods every time he has been called upon by manager Pep Guardiola but he has barely featured for the Citizens this season so far. This supporter delves into the numbers to assess whether Foden has what it takes to replace the Spanish magician:
There’s no doubt that Foden needs more game time if he is going to fill Silva’s shoes next campaign. So far, the 19-year-old has made just 20 appearances for City in the Premier League; only three of which were starts.
Even so, it has been enough to make the final 20-man shortlist for the European Golden Boy award, and he’ll only improve once he gets more starts. Whether Guardiola will begin starting him more often as the season goes, we shall have to wait and see.