Man City transfers: David De Gea backs Isco for Citizens move

Man City transfers: Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea backs Isco's potential move to the Citizens this summer

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Isco scored eight goals for Málaga last season Photo: Tam Tam/Wikimedia

David De Gea has backed Isco’s proposed transfer to Manchester City, admitting Manchester United’s local rivals are a “great club”.

The 21-year-old Málaga midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to the Citizens in recent weeks amid reports his former manager Manuel Pellegrini was set to take charge of the club.

The Chilean signed a three-year deal with the Eastlands outfit on Friday, which is set to fuel speculation linking the one-time Premier League champions with a bid for Isco.

And De Gea, who is team-mates with the Spaniard at the Under-21 European championship, reckons Isco could do much worse than moving to the Citizens.

“You never know what will happen, I wish him all the best. I hope he goes to a club where he feels happy and does well there,” De Gea told AS.

“What I can say is that it is great to be in Manchester at the moment and although City are our rivals, they are a great club.”

Isco has scored 16 goals in 85 appearances for Málaga after completing a move to Pellegrini’s side from Valencia in 2011.

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