Man City: Isco wants to follow ‘football father’ Manuel Pellegrini

Man City: Isco wants to follow ‘football father’ Manuel Pellegrini


Spain midfielder Isco has suggested a move to Manchester City is possible after he spoke of his desire to follow Manuel Pellegrini out of Malaga.

Pellegrini, 59, is widely expected to succeed Roberto Mancini as City manager after the Italian was sacked on 14 May.

Isco, 21, was signed by Pellegrini from Valencia in 2011 and wants to play under the Chilean again next season.

He said: “He’s been my footballing father and I know that he likes me. Of course I’d like to continue with him.”

Isco, who made his full international debut for Spain against Uruguary in February, signed a new contract with Malaga at the beginning of the year, which includes a £30m buy-out clause.

But the playmaker also suggested regular first-team football would be uppermost in his thinking when he decides where he will play next season.

“It’s a very important decision for me and I don’t want to get it wrong,” Isco said.

“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.”