The young Spanish international has been speaking to the press in Spain about his future and fueled speculation over a summer transfer by suggesting ambiguity to his current status at Malaga.
Much has been made of the Spanish youngster Isco this season and with good reason as well. The 20-year-old playmaker only broke out of his teenage years this campaign and has not looked out of place in a battle for top four status in La Liga on top of an impressive campaign in the Champions League.
Another thing you can now say about the kid is he is switched on, as you can tell from his recnet comments to Spanish publication El Pais about his future:
"Nobody knows (about the future). I am here now, tomorrow we'll see. I've been a Malaga fan since I was small. I was a junior club member before I left for Valencia and I am very happy to be here now and learning a lot. We will see what happens next. It is not something that does not concern me a lot right now. I am enjoying my life at the moment. I arrived here aged 19, just a boy. I know I am only at the beginning in football. Pellegrini tells me just to play my football, to get on the ball and link up with my teammates."
Certainly wise words for one so young especially when he states ‘nobody knows’ in regards to the future; something invariably true about his beloved Malaga.
When they were taken over by Sheikh Abdullah Al Thani the future looked very bright. Big names like Joaquin, Julio Baptista and Santi Cazorla were brought in but then this summer the Qatari billionaire seemed to get bored of his 2010 purchase and stopped paying the requisite bills which saw the likes of Cazorla, Joris Mathijsen and Salamon Rondon move elsewhere.
Such financial irregularities have seen the side also lose Nacho Monreal to Arsenal and receive a ban from European competition for the next four years.
After his dalliances in the Champions League you cannot see Isco missing out on the competition next season and he perhaps refers to that with his almost guarded declaration over his future.
There is little doubt there will be a scramble for his signature this summer but his most recent admission will certainly be of interest to the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea and even the North London duo of Tottenham and Arsenal.
As Isco says himself ‘we will see what happens next’.
What do you make of Isco’s comments?
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