Malaga agree sell Isco to Chelsea for £19 million in summers
Malaga star Isco has reportedly agreed to a transfer deal that will see him move to Chelsea this summer. Through the transfer deal Malaga will gain on-loan services of the Brazilian midfielder Lucas Piazon for next season.
Media reports suggest Malaga has agreed to sell Isco for £19 million to Chelsea. Top notch clubs from across Europe have been turning up at Malaga’s doorstep with interest in Isco over the past year.
The transfer deal will see Isco meet compatriots Juan Mata, Oriol Romeu, Cesar Azilpecueta and Fernando Torres at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea and Malaga haven’t shed any light on the transfer saga, but they are expected to come up with news in the next 48 hours.
Chelsea have been trying to find Lucas Piazon a place where he can gain experience. Malaga appears to be a good destination for Lucas Piazon, since the Spanish outfit has a good squad and are placed fifth on the Premier League table.
Malaga have been forced to sell Isco in order to balance their books after receiving a ban on appearing in the Champions League next season. The departure of Santi Cazorla and Salomon Rondon from Malaga was also an act improving the clubs financial situation.
The 24-year-old former Valencia player, Isco has been in fine form for Malaga this year, especially in the Champions League where he has scored two goals in four appearances. Isco’s superb performance in the Champions League is the main reason behind Malaga’s qualification to the Last 16 stage of the tournament.
Manuel Pellegrini’s remain undefeated in the Champions League. Malaga are scheduled to face FC Porto in the Round 16 next month. Malaga will travel to Estadio do Dragao for the first leg on February 19. The second leg is due to take place on March 13 at Malaga’s home Estadio La Rosaleda.
Manchester City are Chelsea’s main rivals for Isco. The Premier League champions have been trying to sign in the attacking midfielder since the summer transfer window. They even launched an official bid to secure his services back then.