Spanish Under-21 superstar Isco has revealed on Monday that both Manchester City and Real Madrid have made official offers for his services, and he is set to decide which club he will be joining after Tuesday's Under-21 European Championship Final, according to Spanish Newspaper AS.
The creative midfielder is a supreme talent and is one of the most highly rated youngster in the world, lighting up the recent European Championship Tournament. He will now decide on whether he wants to take the short journey from Malaga to Madrid and join the reigning La Liga Champions, or move over to the UK and join big spending Manchester City who are creating a real super team during this summers transfer window and on paper, look like a very scary prospect to their rivals already.
The 21-year-old was quoted by The Spanish paper as saying "I know that both Manchester City and Real Madrid are huge clubs, and I hope that whatever I chose will be the best for me and Malaga". His current club Malaga are allegedly cash-strapped and would appreciate the funds coming in, so I presume Isco wants the club to recieve as much money as possible for his services.
Isco's quotes would suggest that Manchester City would be slight favourites due to the fact that he has worked with and is an admirer of City's new boss, Manuel Pellegrini. The Chilean Boss worked with Isco at Malaga for a good couple of years and both parties are said to be huge admirers of each others work. Isco said "He is a great coach and did an incredible job at Malaga. The fact that we have worked together before and I know his style of management is another reason, but it's not a decisive factor".
City fans will be excited by yet another world class signing this season, but they have the small problem of fighting off the Spanish giants first, who would also love to bring the classy youngster to The Bernebeu.