Isco

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    Infordin Full Member

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    Imagine the shear amount of selfishness and ball hogging in a midfield of Pogba and Isco. United games might need 2 balls. :lol:
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    RC89 Full Member

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    While there might have been a difference in their abilities, I don't think it was massive when Mata first signed for Chelsea. Both were excellent.
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    For me having Pogba and Isco would be equivalent to having Silva and De Bruyne. If the latter pair can work, why can't Pogba and Isco? Both have immense control over the ball, I just think Isco is underrated. The guy is really good and creative. He can pick out a pass and score goals as well. He's proven at the highest level and is still young. Real will try to reshuffle their squad like they did when they sold Robben, Van der Vaart and Sneijder and bought Ronaldo, Benzema and Kaka. If Isco comes available, we need to go all out to get him. I just fear that with Silva almost towards the end of his City career may convince Pep to get him instead.
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    ValenciasDrilledCrosses Full Member

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    The difference is that Silva and De Bruyne have an ultra mobile DM in Fernandinho behind them. While Matic is a very good holding midfielder mobility isn't one of his strengths and he would still have to do pretty much all of the defensive work. I'm not saying it wouldn't work as I think we would hold onto the ball very well and I really rate Isco, just that it's not a like for like with KDB and Silva
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    RooneyLegend Full Member

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    It's pretty much a like for like, the biggest difference is the coaches and their styles. Pep would make it work while doubt Jose would like it. We're already experiencing problems in midfield due to Pogba refusing to partake, can imagine him thinking Isco would be the same.
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    roonster09 Full Member

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    Pogba isn't selfish, very few times he holds the ball and takes to make decision but most times he just plays quick passes.
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    Yagami Full Member

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    I don't think Pogba ball hogs that much. It's just that most of our players are happy pass the buck and lay the responsibility of actually creating something all on him. Now that we have another creator in Alexis, Pogba's seemed more than happy to give him the ball and make surging runs forward to support Lukaku in the box.

    I think we could emulate a Pep style midfield with a 3 of Isco, Pogba and Matic - not that I think José would opt for such a template. Matic is the Busquets/Fernandinho - protects the defence but is comfortable on the ball, Pogba is the Xavi/De Bryune in that he dictates the play, and Isco is the Iniesta/D.Silva in that he can contribute in defense and link the midfield to the attack with his ability to dribble forwards and link-up with others due to his quick thinking.
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    BlahRules Full Member

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    I thought he became selfish because if does not take glory himself he won't be picked for the next game?

    Which has been the situation for the past couple of years when he has out performed his competition but with no avail he has to stay on the bench when Madrid's Glaticos are injury free.

    If Isco starts getting the first football consistently and knows his role in the team. I can guarantee he would be the midfielder in the league.

    I wonder where he would end up as I believe he would be on the level of KDB when a team gives him the consistent football he should be getting all these years.
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    Sanche7 New Member

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    Any other team in the world, he would start, even at Barca. If he comes to the PL, he will a top five midfielder easily and can become the best with constant playing time.

    Can see City going for him because he suits Peps playing style. Whenever I watch him play, I get this feeling of watching a special player, he's so good on the ball, great dribbler and great close control. In many ways he is similar to David Silva.
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    Trizy Full Member

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    Their ball retention and pressing style allows those two CMs to work well together. It's all about Pep's system.

    Be like Xavi and Iniesta under Mourinho tactics, they'd get bullied in the PL. Play them in their typical Barcelona system though and they'd tear teams apart.
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    Vato Watches other men wank.Supports Real.Coincidence?

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    Good. We'd be absolute braindead cretins if we'd sell him.
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    izec Full Member

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    Not if you sell him only to us. There is also De Gea, we have some experience with trades
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    Vato Watches other men wank.Supports Real.Coincidence?

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    I wouldn't straight swap him for DDG or even Hazard. I really think he's that good.

    Only player I'd swap him for is Neymar and that other steroid smurf.
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    And Mbappé
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    Spot on. Been saying this for ages. Still doesn't know when to release the ball.
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    Plonker New Member

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    I have to agree,I think his composure and control on the ball is as good as anyone in world football.

    I would love him at United but there is no way real Madrid would let him go, not even if De Gea is involved.
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    Peyroteo ahahahahah feck off dad!

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    The most lucrative business in the world is buying a spaniard for what he's worth and sell him for what he thinks he's worth.

    Madrid would do well to sell Isco if they make sure they can get Hazard for about the same price.