Man United Hope to Pile On the Agony By Nabbing £16m Spanish Starlet from Cash Strapped Malaga

Sir Alex Ferguson looks to bring promising youngster to Old Trafford.

Manchester United ‘target Isco in Malaga fire sale’

Manchester United are reportedly hoping to take advantage of Malaga’s financial crisis to sign Spain Under-21 international Isco.

The 20-year-old midfielder is one of the rising stars of Spanish football and under normal circumstances Malaga would not consider selling him.

Old Trafford officials apparently wish to gauge his level of interest in a move to the Premier League and, if they receive a positive response, will make a formal bid.

Isco, who cost Malaga £4.7 million when he moved from Valencia in July 2011, has a £16 million buyout clause in his contract.

Given Malaga’s need to sell, United will look to pick up a bargain by offering considerably less than that figure.


Things are looking fairly grim for Malaga right now. Though the La Liga side secured a maiden Champions League berth they do so at great cost and now the club’s owners are looking to balance the books ahead of a possible sale of the La Rosaleda side.

To that end they have already sold striker Salomon Rondon to Rubin Kazan and Santi Cazorla to Arsenal and now clubs are circling promising young midfield talent Isco, one such club being Man United.

Sir Alex Ferguson has made a habit of scouring Europe, and beyond, to pick up the best young talent over spending much larger sums on the finished article. The Scot has seen the likes of Phil Jones, Javier Hernandez, David de Gea and Chris Smalling make instant impacts at Old Trafford and may feel he could do likewise with Isco.

The 20 year old Spaniard performed well in his debut season at Malaga last term and the goal-scoring midfielder is on the fringes of a full senior international cap and perhaps the uncertainty at the club, coupled with the financial predicament they find themselves in, could lead to Man United managing to pick up the player for a bargain price.

Indeed should Malaga fail to overcome the opposition in the qualifying rounds of the Champions League then Isco’s price could well reduce greatly as the cost of failing to secure a place in the group stage would prove financially disastrous.

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