Real Madrid, Man City have made offers for me, says Malaga's Isco

Reuters, Monday 17 Jun 2013

I know that both Manchester City and Real Madrid are two great clubs but I want what is best for me and for Malaga, says Malaga's Isco

Malaga midfielder Isco (centre) has had offers from Manchester City and Real Madrid to leave the Andalusian football club in the coming weeks, he revealed in comments published on Monday (Photo: Reuters)

Malaga's Spain Under-21 playmaker Isco has confirmed that Real Madrid and Manchester City have made offers to buy him and said he will decide his future after Tuesday's European championships final against Italy.

The 21-year-old midfielder, valued at 20 million euros ($26.7 million) on website, helped Malaga reach the last eight of the Champions League last season and has caught the eye with several scintillating performances at the Euro Under-21 tournament in Israel.

Asked about offers from Real and City, Malaga native Isco told Spain's As sports daily on Monday they were "on the table".

"I know that both Manchester City and Real Madrid are two great clubs," he added. "I want what is best for me and for Malaga."

Isco said he had not spoken to City's new manager Manuel Pellegrini since the Chilean decided to leave Malaga and move to the Premier League at the end of last term.

However, Pellegrini's presence at City might help swing his decision the way of the Manchester club, Isco added.

"He is a great coach who has done some impressive work at Malaga, as he did at other clubs, and I am sure things will go well for him (in England)," he said.

"It's true that I know Pellegrini already, I know how he works and he has been fundamental in my career during the two years I have been at Malaga with him.

"It's a point in favour that we worked together and that I know how he works but it's not definitive.

"I am going to take a holiday (after the Euro Under-21 championships), which I need, and then decide my future."

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