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Wolves transfer news: Isco could reunite with Lopetegui at Molineux

Wolves are being linked with a move for Isco, who could reunite with Julen Lopetegui.

According to Marca earlier today, the Spanish playmaker could be on the move next month having fallen out with sporting director Monchi.

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Sevilla have told the player they want him to leave in January. They have informed him to find a new club.

He is not a part of Jorge Sampaoli’s plans, and Sevilla are keen to bring in a fee for him. He has 18 months left on his contract.

Isco has not been particularly short of minutes this season.

So far, he has made 19 appearances across all competitions for a total of 1265 minutes.

But his form just hasn’t been there.

He is not convincing, for a side that has really struggled this season and currently sit in the relegation zone in La Liga.

Marca report that ‘a new door has been opened in England’ in the form of Wolves, and that Isco could reunite with the coach that brought him to Sevilla just months ago.

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It is suggested that Sevilla accept they’ll have to take a hit on the player as a result of his poor form.

It remains to be seen if Wolves are keen to swoop and if Lopetegui does want to work with the player again.

The 56-year-old has previously worked with Isco at Sevilla, Real Madrid and the Spanish national team and obviously knows all about him and what he can bring.

But at the moment, a new attacking midfielder is not a particularly high on the agenda.

But with Isco joining up with Jorge Mendes’ Gestifute agency earlier this year, perhaps this is something that cannot be ruled out.

Wolves were inevitably going to be linked to Isco after reports of fall out with Monchi

It was pretty much a question of when and not if Isco was going to get linked with Wolves.

He’s fallen out with Monchi and now it’s expected he’ll depart in January.

Lopetegui was key in signing him for Sevilla having already worked with him at Real and with Spain. Prior to signing him, he said (via Managing Madrid): “Those who are outside of the club make no sense talking about them, but he is a great footballer and I can’t hide my admiration for Isco.”

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So it is no surprise he’s now being linked with Wolves, where Lopetegui has been in place for about a month now.

The new head coach may well fancy bringing him in. But it doesn’t feel that likely because Wanderers already have options to play the positions he does.

But anything can happen in football. If Wolves do swoop, they’ll be adding a five-time Champions League winner and three-time La Liga champion to their ranks.