Chelsea and Manchester City set to battle for Malaga star Isco
Chelsea are set to battle with Manchester City for the signature of Malaga youngster Isco. Reports from Spain suggest Chelsea will enter the transfer market in pursuit of the young Spanish attacking midfielder this January.
Reportedly, Isco has grown tired of playing in La Liga and is looking for a big money move into a Premier League club. The former Valencia player has played in all youth sides for Spain. Isco plays for Spain’s Under-23 squad but he has already been earmarked for a regular spot in Spain’s future squad.
The £17 million buy-out clause in Isco’s contract attracted a number of top notch European clubs during the summer transfer window. Clubs such as Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain approached Malaga with interest in acquiring Isco’s services, but the Spanish outfit warded off all interested clubs.
Malaga has already offered Isco a lucrative new contract with a £30 million buy-out clause, but the youngster wants to review his options before committing his future to the Spanish powerhouse. Meanwhile, Roman Abramovich is ready to break his bank for Isco’s services.
Clubs insiders claim Isco will replace Chelsea legend Frank Lampard at the club. The aging English midfielder’s days at Stamford Bridge seem numbered following a disagreement Chelsea, who have refused to offer him a new contract.
Isco has been built in the same as mold as Frank Lampard, therefore he will be a good replacement for the Englishman. Isco’s displays in Europe this season have won him many fans. Champions League winning Chelsea hope to use his instincts in the tournament to their advantage next season.
The addition of Isco to the Chelsea squad will provide them with one of the most lethal attacks in the world. Eden Hazard, Oscar and Isco would lead the attacking midfield, which allow Juan Mata to provide more support to Fernando Torres upfront.
A £17 million buy-out clause means Isco would be a steal for any club. Chelsea and Manchester City plan to go for war over Isco’s services. The victor might have to pay some extra bucks, but it would be money well spent.