Isco admits he could follow Malaga boss Manuel Pellegrini to Manchester City
In demand: Isco is wanted by a number of Europe’s elite clubs
Coveted playmaker Isco has opened the door to a Manchester City move after admitting he would like to continue working with his departing Malaga boss, the City-linked Manuel Pellegrini.
Speculation is rife that Pellegrini will succeed the sacked Roberto Mancini at the Etihad Stadium this summer.
And that has led to City being repeatedly linked with a big-money swoop for Isco.
The Blues are not Isco’s only suitors, with Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Arsenal also believed to be chasing the Spaniard.
But if City do acquire Pellegrini’s services it would appear they would then be in the box seat to sign one of Europe’s hottest properties.
Isco said of his current manager: ‘He’s been my footballing father and I know that he likes me and, for me, of course I would like to continue with him because he’s given me all the confidence in the world.’
The 21-year-old, though, remains undecided on his future, adding: ‘It’s a very important decision for me and I don’t want to get it wrong.
‘I have doubts because I want to play, 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 and I don’t want to be on the bench.
‘We’ll see what happens in the summer.’