Malaga are powerless to prevent Isco from leaving in January if his 17 million pounds buyout clause is activated.
That’s the view of sporting director Mario Husillos who has seen the 20-year-old play a key role a huge factor in Malaga’s flawless start to their maiden Champions League campaign.
The Spaniard, who represented his country at the London 2012 Olympics, was also recently watched by Tottenham technical co-ordinator Tim Sherwood during victory over Panathinaikos.
And, despite Malaga’s encouraging start to La Liga, Husillos admits the midfielder could yet be sold as soon as January.
“He is our player and is important for the team. He is not on the market,” he told tuttomercatoweb.com.
“We want to keep him here but you all know there is a buyout clause in his contract. So, if a club pay the clause, it does not depend on us anymore.”
Despite Husillos’ realistic outlook, Isco’s mind remains firmly on Malaga and ensuring their bright start to the new campaign continues.
“Malaga is on everyone’s mouth now because of great displays in the Champions League,” he told reporters.
“Besides, I have had two good performances and that’s why my name has been heard more than anyone. I just have my mind in Malaga.”