Manuel P and the Isco Kid
- 18 June 2013 08:17
- Posted by @dclayton_mcfc
More today on the transfer tussle that seems to slowly be reaching its conclusion.
We reported yesterday how Malaga’s box-of-tricks Isco was torn between City and Real Madrid and today, the general feeling seems to be the Spain Under-21 star is leaning towards (cue ridiculously long pause in the style of X Factor, BGT etc)… the Blues.
Of course, it’s all rumour and speculation but a sweep of today’s Press reports certainly suggests that Manuel Pellegrini’s move to the Etihad should give City the edge on Real Madrid.
The Sun’s Martin Blackburn certainly believes as much. He writes: "City will step up their chase for Spanish star Isco after tonight’s European Under-21 Championship final.
“And the Blues are confident of beating Real Madrid to the 21-year-old Malaga midfielder’s signature.
“Isco — who has a £30million release clause — has continually said he wants to join a club where he can be a first-team regular.
“He knows he will get that at City under his ‘footballing father’ Manuel Pellegrini — but fears he would start as a sub at the Bernabeu.”
Watch this space on the above but if Isco hears the song City fans have already prepared – ‘Let’s all have a disco, Silva, Navas, Isco!’ – it’s hard to imagine he would be able to resist!
One player who is seemingly in the dark about his future is Carlos Tevez – according to the Daily Telegraph’s Mark Ogden.
The Argentine was one of City’s outstanding performers last season but he says he doesn’t know where he will be playing next season.
“'The supporters of Boca know that I want to go back, but this year isn’t the moment,' Tevez said. 'I really don’t know anything about my future. I haven’t been told anything.'"
More of the same tomorrow!