Reports have claimed that Real Madrid midfielder Asier Illarramendi is planning to leave the Spanish giants in January, according to Fichajes.
Illarramendi was signed by Real Madrid from Real Sociedad in 2013 for a fee around £25million after his impressive performances for Real Sociedad. But the 24-year-old has only started three games in La Liga so far this season.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has been keeping close tabs on the Spaniard as he is struggling to get playing time for Madrid. With Luka Modric out with an injury, Real boss Carlo Ancelotti is still not giving him a role in the starting eleven.
He has made total of 15 appearances in the Champions League and La Liga this season but started only five games.
Reports are claiming that Liverpool will now go for him next month and they could launch a bid around £20 million to acquire his services, however, Madrid will not be willing to sell him.
Recent reports have also claimed that Arsenal are also monitoring his situation as they eye a midfielder for the second half of the season.
Premier League duo Liverpool and Arsenal are likely to go head to head for the 24-year-old Spanish midfielder.
Which side should he join?Have your say below.
Columnist: Stevan Jones
arsenal will take him easily because of UCL!ReplyDelete