Malaga midfielder Isco has a very big decision to make this summer.
The 21-year-old Spaniard has revealed he currently has two ‘offers on the table’ this summer – Manchester City and Real Madrid.
"There are two options on the table. I have received offers from Real Madrid and Manchester City," the youngster told AS.
"I hope to make a decision soon because I still have a contract with Malaga. I have already said before that Madrid and City are both great clubs. I want the best solution for Malaga and for myself.”
With the unveiling of former Malaga coach and Isco’s ‘footballing father’ Manuel Pellegrini as the new boss at Manchester City, the Premier League runners-up had a huge boost in the race to sign Spain’s most exciting protégé this summer.
However, with Real Madrid also chasing him, Isco must decide whether he would prefer to remain in La Liga where he can continue his development right in front of the eyes of Spain national team boss Vicente del Bosque who handed him his first debut for the senior team in February, as he’ll be hoping to impress in order to book his ticket to Brazil for the World Cup next year.
Meanwhile, Manchester United remain hopeful that Cristiano Ronaldo could return to Old Trafford. The English champions could rely on Isco’s final decision more than they could have ever anticipated – could the youngster be about to do United a huge favour?
If Isco snubs Manchester City and signs instead for Real Madrid that could very well pave the wave for Ronaldo’s exit from the Bernabeu. The former Red Devils winger dismissed claims he will extend his contract with Los Blancos, via his Twitter account last week.
“All the news about my renewal with Real Madrid are false,” he stated.
Could Ronaldo be on his way out of Spain this summer? The club would be unlikely to let him leave unless of course they sign either Isco or perhaps their primary target, Tottenham’s Gareth Bale.
If Isco joins Manchester City, not only would he be an exceptional acquisition by Pellegrini and surely boost their chances of reclaiming the title from United next term, but he could also make it less likely that Ronaldo could leave Real Madrid.
If he opts for the Spanish capital, as well as not having to face him with City, Manchester United and David Moyes may just receive a monumental favour.
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