In the wake of David Silva’s devastating knee injury, Real Sociedad has been actively exploring various options to reinforce their attacking midfield. Among the numerous potential candidates, an unexpected but fitting name has emerged as a possible solution for the Basque club. Isco Alarcón, currently without a team and contemplating his next move for the upcoming season, has become a significant alternative for the txuri-urdin side, especially considering the severity of Silva’s ailment.
Real Sociedad initiated contact with Isco’s representatives yesterday to assess his situation. The purpose was to gain firsthand knowledge of his future plans, potential offers, mental and physical condition, and his outlook for the upcoming season. No specific details regarding figures, contracts, or any concrete arrangements were discussed during this initial contact. It was merely an inquiry to gauge Isco’s inclination to join Real Sociedad’s project.
According to reliable sources, the response received was not negative, and the initial impression has been positive. However, at this stage, nothing has been finalized. This preliminary contact served as an opportunity to express Real Sociedad’s genuine interest, outline their project, and understand how Isco perceives this potential opportunity. It is important to note that Real Sociedad is still reeling from the blow of Silva’s injury, awaiting confirmation from a specialist regarding the extent of his left knee’s anterior cruciate ligament damage.
Real Sociedad still needs to make a decision on how to proceed in filling the void left by Silva, a void that is impossible to replace with the same level of quality possessed by the Canary Islander. The club has compiled an extensive list of options, as they had initially planned to reinforce this position during the summer, well aware that Silva’s age and physical condition would likely result in him missing several matches throughout the season. Additionally, the club aimed to be prepared for his eventual challenging succession. However, the circumstances have changed abruptly, and Real Sociedad must now urgently turn to this list of players, many of whom they have already contacted and made progress with. Isco’s availability, being without a team, presents an enticing market opportunity. Hence, the initial contact was made. Isco’s playing style aligns perfectly with the role Silva played in Imanol’s team, and his high-profile status, experience at the highest level, and undeniable talent make him an extremely interesting option to soften the blow caused by David Silva’s serious injury within the Real Sociedad community. His arrival would reignite the excitement and serve as a significant response from Roberto Olabe, similar to when Ødegaard or Isak departed or when Carlos Fernández suffered a severe injury.