Speaking to Spanish outlet Cadena Ser, Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has revealed the player he’d love to play with at Stamford Bridge if he had his way.
Morata has been playing an important role at the Blues since joining from Real Madrid in the summer, already scoring eight goals in the early stages of the season, including the vital winner against Manchester United in the match before the international break.
Now he’s revealed which player he’d love to strike up a partnership with if he had the choice, former teammate Isco.
When asked which Spanish player he’d bring to Stamford Bridge by website Cadena Ser, the attacker said:
“I would take [Isco] to Chelsea now when I return [from the Spanish camp]. But I think that right now he has one of the most important roles at Madrid. In the national team he is also key. I think he is unstoppable when he feels important. The whole world has seen it since he took the reins at Madrid. He changes the games, he makes the difference. He dances with the ball. Furthermore, he is my friend.”
The prospect of bringing Isco to London is a tantalising one for Chelsea fans, as unlikely as it seems. Rated at £36m by Transfermarkt, the Spaniard is a vital part of Zinedine Zidane’s first-team, perhaps ruling out a move anytime soon.
At 25 years of age, Isco is coming into his prime as an attacking midfielder, emerging as one of the best players in the world in his position. The Chelsea midfield is formidable but arguably lacks the raw creative power of a central playmaker and Isco has plenty of that.
Overall in his Madrid career he’s scored 38 goals and assisted 49 more in just over 200 appearances, a smashing return from the middle of the pitch.
With Cesc Fabregas ageing, Isco would be a perfect replacement but sadly for the Blues, the prospect of him arriving at Stamford Bridge is remote, even if they do have the endorsement of Alvaro Morata.