The arrival of former sporting director Mario Husillos has given Malaga a new edge in the transfer market
Following the arrival of former sporting director Mario Husillos, Malaga have now opened a new window of opportunity to negotiate with different Premier League clubs.
Husillos has a good relationship with fellow Premier League clubs, including Chelsea with whom they negotiated the loan deal of Lucas Piazon last January. The sporting director has promised to lift Malaga out of trouble and has kept in contact with Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini since leaving Malaga for England in the summer.
It was only recently that Husillos was over in England visiting Pellegrini and Ruben Cousillas and according to el desmarquemalaga.com the sporting director has confirmed his interest in the following three Manchester City players.
The Swedish youngster has been made surplus to requirements at the Etihad Stadium and has already been linked with a move to La Liga sides Real Betis and Celta Vigo. He seems the most realistic option and Man City would be willing to allow him to leave in January
The English midfielder, 22, has been given limited opportunities this season following the summer arrival of Fernandinho. Rodwell has only made a couple of appearances in the Premier League and has been hampered by a hamstring injury.
However, despite making his comeback towards the end of October, he has still found himself out of the picture and has mostly featured in the League Cup.
Would Rodwell be willing to move away from England? Surely he’d be a wanted man in England should Man City decide to let him go.
The most unrealistic option of the three is Montenegro’s Stevan Jovetic. The summer signing cost Man City more than £22m and despite not receiving much game time the ex-Fiorentina man will surely have a part to play over the next couple of months, especially as top goalscorer Sergio Aguero has been ruled out for at least 4 weeks with injury.
The other big question which has to be asked is whether Malaga have the resources to pull off such deals. Over the past two years the debt ridden club had been spending beyond their means in an attempt to bridge the gap between themselves and Spain’s big clubs, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.
The likes of Isco, Santi Cazorla, Demichelis, Nacho Monreal, Ruud Van Nistelrooy, Toulalan and Joaquin Sanchez have all departed the club so it remains to be seen whether they’d be willing to go down that route again.
Would Man City be willing to sell these three players?
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