Isco fever reaching climax?
- 21 June 2013 08:28
- Posted by @dclayton_mcfc
It’s the transfer story that has kept the back pages ticking over nicely in the last fortnight and, if reports are to believed, one that could end within the next 48 hours.
As a collective, the more trustworthy journos are usually on the money and with that in mind, City fans could be in for some good news this weekend.
Malaga play-maker Isco has become the most coveted youngster in La Liga over the past year and indications – according to several papers – are that the 21-year-old Spain star will choose the Blues over Real Madrid.
Typical of the stories is Chris Wheeler in the Daily Mail who writes: “Manchester City hope to complete a £21million deal for Malaga midfielder Isco in the next 48 hours.
“There were fears Real Madrid could hijack the transfer, and City were said to have grown increasingly concerned that the player seemed undecided.
“But the 21-year-old looks to have chosen Manchester and indicated on Thursday that a deal could be tied up over the weekend.
‘I prefer not to comment about my future but the matter could be closed this Sunday,’ Isco said.
“The chance to work with new City boss Manuel Pellegrini, his coach at Malaga for the last two years, was a deciding factor in Isco’s decision.
Malaga gave permission for him to speak to City’s director of football Txiki Begiristain, who persuaded Isco to move the Premier League
One of the Blues’ newest players is also making all the right noises this morning.
Brazilian Fernandinho reckons a new-look City will be hard to stop next season and are aiming high.
The Sun’s Martin Blackburn writes: “Samba star Fernandinho insists he can help new club Manchester City go from European chumps to champs.
“City have had two disastrous campaigns in the Champions League, crashing out at the group stage on both occasions under former boss Roberto Mancini.
“But new chief Manuel Pellegrini has a decent pedigree in the competition with Villarreal and Malaga, to raise hopes City could make more of an impact this season.
“He said: ‘I hope City can put in an excellent performance in the competition.
That would excite the supporters and get us to the final games of the competition. A cup would be incredible, and it is the best in Europe? I believe we can do it
How to win friends and influence people! Let’s hope he’s right…