Malaga CF manager Manuel Pellegrini and star player Isco look set to join Manchester City.
Manchester City have offered Malaga CF playmaker Isco a four year deal to sign with them this summer, according to local newspaper La Opinion de Malaga.
The La Liga club have had a strong season both domestically and in the UEFA Champions League, where they reached the quarter finals, but due to financial issues that have resulted in players not being paid, they are now banned from European competition for the next four seasons.
That means that the €30 million gained from this season’s run in the Champions League will be missing for the foreseeable future, and the shortfall will have to be made up elsewhere.
21 year-old Isco is the highest value asset in the current squad, and unsurprisingly transfer rumours of his sale are in heavy circulation.
Manchester City are already preparing for next season, and having sacked manager Roberto Mancini last night, they now look set to appoint Malaga boss Manuel Pellegrini.
Whilst Isco is reportedly unsure of whether a transfer is in his best interest at present, he has a strong bond with his Chilean manager and that could clinch the deal.
His eleven goals and four assists in La Liga and the UEFA Champions League ought to make him a quality asset for Man City, where he will likely be deployed on the left wing.