Monday, May 28, 2018

Isco will decide future in next week; Borini happy at Liverpool

Malaga CF attacking midfielder Isco will decide his future in the next week.

Malaga CF attacking midfielder Isco will decide his future in the next week amid rumours linking the Spain Under-21 international with Manchester City and Real Madrid, Sky Sports understands.

Isco, who is currently representing Spain at the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship in Israel, has been on scintillating form in recent weeks, fueling speculation linking him with a summer exit from the Estadio La Rosaleda.

City are believed to be the favourites to land the 21-year-old ace after appointing former Malaga boss Manuel Pellegrini to the same position earlier this week.

Isco is finally ready to decide his long-term future, and will do so after the Under-21 Championship final against Italy.

“In seven days I will decide my future,” said Isco.

“After the U21 Euros I will analyse my situation and make the best choice for my future.

“At the moment I am calm and focused on my work with the national team.

“City or Madrid? I can’t say. Pellegrini is a great coach, though, of that there is no question.”

Isco, the 2012 Breakthrough Player in La Liga and European Golden Boy, bagged 12 goals and four assists in 44 appearances in all competitions for Malaga last season.

Borini happy at Liverpool

Liverpool forward Fabio Borini has reaffirmed his desire to stay at Liverpool despite ongoing speculation linking the Italy youth international with a summer switch away from Merseyside, according to Sky Sports.

Borini, 22, joined Liverpool from A.S. Roma in the summer of 2012 endured an injury-ridden campaign at Anfield in 2012/13.

The Italian striker is not interested in returning to Italy and is fully focused on securing a regular first-team place for the Reds next season.

“Am I looking to move abroad? People need to think more about my situation,” said Borini.

“In Italy people give more time to foreigners than they do to youngsters.

“I feel really good in England.”

Borini, who booked Italy’s place in the European Under-21 Championship final with the match-winning goal against Holland on Saturday, scored two goals in 20 appearances across all competitions for Liverpool last term.

Bebe wants Sporting CP switch

Manchester United outcast Bebe has revealed he wants to join Portuguese giants Sporting CP this summer, Sky Sports reports.

Bebe, 22, joined the Red Devils fromVitória S.C. for a transfer fee of £7 million upon a recommendation for current Iran national team boss Carlos Queiroz.

The move, which unfortunately materialised, has been criticised by numerous pundits across the U.K., and rightfully so to be perfectly honest.

“I would love to play for Sporting,” the 22-year-old told Correio da Manha.

“The club would suit me and it is an ambition of mine to play for Sporting.

“They put faith in young players, appreciate them, and play an attractive game that suits my style. It is a club that can grow. I haven’t found that in England.”

Bebe netted one goal in 17 league appearances, including 14 starts, while on loan at Rio Ave last season.


Shawn Etemadi



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