Man City transfers: Isco excited by prospect of joining Madrid

Man City transfers: Malaga midfielder Isco admits he is "excited" by the prospect of playing for Real Madrid

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Isco scored nine goals for Malaga last season Photo: Tam Tam/Wikimedia

Isco has admitted that he is excited by the prospect of playing for Real Madrid.

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is believed to be keen to sign the Spain Under-21 international, who the Chilean brought to Málaga from Villarreal in 2012.

Isco was one of standout players as Spain stormed to the European Under-21 championship, with the playmaker building on his good domestic form for Málaga last season.

And the 21-year-old dropped his biggest hint yet that he is ready to snub the chance to be reunited with his former Málaga manager and join Los Blancos in a touted £25.5m deal.

“Madrid excites me,” Isco told AS after he was reported to have agreed a five-year deal with Real.

“They are one of the best teams in the world.”

Last week, Málaga vice president Moayad Shatat insisted the club do not need to sell their prized asset and any suitors would need to meet their asking price.

“He’s a magnificent player, very important to us and if the offers do not match what we are looking for then we will not sell the player,” Shatat told reporters at the unveiling of new Málaga coach Bernd Schuster on Wednesday.

“We will only sell for the right price, and that price has been set.

“We have no need to sell if the price is not right.”

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