Man City transfers: Álvaro Morata urges Isco to join Real Madrid
Man City transfers: Liverpool target Álvaro Morata urges Isco to join Real Madrid this summer
Liverpool target Álvaro Morata has urged Malaga midfielder Isco to join Real Madrid in the wake of Manchester City interest.
The Spain Under-21 international was the top scorer in the European Under-21 championship as La Roja lifted the title in Israel courtesy of a 4-2 victory over Italy in the final.
Isco, who starred alongside Morata at this summer’s tournament, has been heavily linked with a switch to the Citizens after Manuel Pellegrini was confirmed as the Eastlands outfit’s new manager.
But Morata wants to see his compatriot join Madrid.
“I’ve known Isco for a long time,” Morata told reporters.
“I know he has the dribbling ability to do that, so it does not surprise me. Trying to put pressure on him, I said that my team is the best in the world.”
Morata has been the subject of interest from Liverpool in recent weeks as Brendan Rodgers looks to strengthen his attacking options.
And the striker revealed how Madrid president Florentino Perez proved supportive throughout the tournament in Israel.
“The president congratulated me and told me that they had me for next season. Pardeza and Butragueno congratulated me every game, I felt very valued,” he added.
“I’m tired from the trip and celebration, but it is a blessed fatigue. I am very happy with what we have achieved and the work of my colleagues, who have worked like animals so I could win the golden boot.
“I liked the messages from important people of Real Madrid, the Spanish captains and club.”