Isco reveals offers from Real and City
Malaga star Isco is hoping to decide his future soon after confirming that he has received offers from Real Madrid and Manchester City.
The 21-year-old attracted many admirers with his performances for the La Rosaleda outfit last season as he helped his side to the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals.
Isco has continued to impress for Spain at the U-21 European Championships but, although he is eager to resolve his future with interest from both Real and City, the attacking midfielder is solely focused on enjoying his football.
“Well, these are two subjects which are on the table,” he told AS.
“I hope to decide quickly because I still have a contract with Malaga. I know that Manchester City and Real Madrid are two big clubs. I want the best for me and for Malaga. I do not mind (which club), what I want is to play football wherever it is, and to enjoy myself.”
The Premier League outfit may seem to have an advantage in the race for Isco’s signature after the player’s former Malaga boss Manuel Pellegrini was appointed manager at the Etihad Stadium earlier in the month.
However, Isco stressed that Pellegrini’s move to England will not have a major impact on his decision.
“I have not spoken with him,” he said.
“I saw about his signing on the internet, when it happened, but he has not called me. He is a great coach and I hope things go well for him in England. He did impressive work at Malaga, as he had at other clubs before. I am sure things will go well for him there.
“It is true that I know Pellegrini, how he works and the two years I have been with him at Malaga have been fundamental for my career.
“It is a point in favour that we have been together and to know how he works, but nothing definitive.”
Mon 17 June, 2013