Multiple media sources in recent days have reported that Everton have been linked with Isco. This could well be one of those things where a manager just happens to be linked with every former player that needs a new club, but the Spaniard definitely needs a new home, and Everton really are on the short list of places who could afford his wages. So, how will he fit positionally and tactically? We’ll sift through some of Isco’s history to find out.
Back in 2013-2014, the very first time Carlo and Isco worked together, Isco played 32 league matches, 9 Copa Del Rey matches, and 12 Champions League matches. Real Madrid won a double, and Carlo didn’t like to rotate, so Isco and his then young and energetic legs played everywhere. Eight of those appearances were as a winger, four of them were as a box to box midfielder, he even played four times as a striker, as weird as that sounds now. The vast bulk of his appearances were in an attacking midfield role, which in the current Everton setup would have him playing above Allan and Doucoure.