Old Trafford boss makes big plans.
Sir Alex Ferguson has set his sights on bringing in new additions to add strength to his squad this January. The Man United boss has earmarked moves for a trio of targets having been promised funds by his Old Trafford board as he looks to wrestle the Premier League title from local rivals Man City.
Ferguson has sent scouts to monitor the progress of Malaga midfielder Isco and reports he received have been glowing, so much so that the Man United boss may be willing to make an offer somewhere in the region of the player’s €20m (£15.9m) release clause.
20 year old Isco is a regular in the Spanish Under 21 set-up and has been named in the senior squad but it yet to be given a maiden cap. The intelligent central midfielder is considered one of the hottest prospects in La Liga and was strongly linked with a move to Arsenal this summer.
Isco impressed in his first season at Malaga, making 32 appearances, helping Manuel Pellegrini’s side to fourth place, the
club’s best ever La Liga finish.
His stock further rose this season, helping Malaga to an unbeaten start to the La Liga season whilst also scoring a brace on his Champions League group stage debut against Zenit.
Ferguson could well feel the need to reinforce his midfield given that Paul Scholes, though still able to pull the strings, is nearing the end of his illustrious career. Darren Fletcher is only now just feeling his way back after illness and Brazilian Anderson has failed to make an impact over the past couple of seasons. Michael Carrick and Tom Cleverley are perhaps two players the Scot can depend on for the coming seasons but the addition of Isco could well help in the longer term.