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Let's all have an Isco?

  • 28 May 2013 08:41
  • Posted by @dclayton_mcfc

The major story hogging the back page headlines this morning is one that should excite all City fans.

Several papers and websites have picked up on comments from Malaga’s brilliant attacking midfielder Isco who has indicated a move to the Blues is a distinct possibility.

The 21-year-old now looks certain to leave the La Liga side in the summer and Richard Tanner’s story in The Daily Express is typical of the numerous Isco reports appearing today.

“I am fortunate to have some very good options and Manchester City is one of them,” he said after his final home game in charge of Malaga – a 3-1 victory against Deportivo La Coruna which ensured they qualified for the Europa League even though they face a one-season European ban from UEFA.

“You could not ask for a better farewell. I wanted to leave here winning and that’s what I’ve done. It has been a historic time. Where I go this summer is a very important decision for me and I don’t want to get it wrong,” said Isco.

“I have doubts as I want to play regularly – wherever it is – and that’s the most important thing. I don’t want to regret it after not getting many minutes.


I’m not closing my door to anyone but my priority is to play regularly, and I don’t want to be on the bench. We will see what happens over the summer



USA Today may not feature very often in our Press round-ups, but that could well change given the Blues’ links to New York City FC.

Few would argue that former City midfielder and USA skipper was the ideal man to lead the new club and his Q&A in USA Today makes interesting reading.

Responding to the question of what NYCFC’s ethos will be, Reyna said: “This club is in the United States so I want American players who are ambitious and who want to represent on the national team.

“We're going to scout the college game first. After that we'll be looking at Latin America, that market has been very successful for the league. Lastly there is the rest of the world, Europe Africa and Asia.


That is the short term. The long term, I want kids from New York City on the team


...Claudio Reyna...

“Manchester City are our big brothers in Europe. I've had conversations with Txiki [Begiristain] and [Ferran] Soriano and they have experience at the highest level of soccer. The team has an incredibly strong scouting network we can tap into.

“It's global. They have talented players and good youth players who will be ready to come over on loan. The last wish is to have a big name player to come over and finish his career in New York. I think that is all possible.”

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