Manchester City are hopeful of signing Malaga midfielder Isco within the next 48 hours as they are prepared to spend £21million in order to sign the 21-year-old.

New City boss Manuel Pellegrini, who was the Malaga boss before he left to join the English side, made it clear to the City owners that he wanted to bring in a few faces from La Liga and he has already secured the signing of Sevilla's Jesus Navas. 

And now it looks like Isco will be his second La Liga signing.

Pellegrini worked with Isco last season at Malaga and has high hopes for the attacking midfielder and he is doing everything he can to bring him to England with him.

Reports recently had suggested that the midfielder could eye a move to Real Madrid instead as his Spanish teammates had advised him to stay in Spain rather than go abroad.

It now looks like City and Pellegrini have won the race.

Giving an interview, Isco revealed that his future will be decided before Sunday, but he didn't give any hints on where he will be moving to.

"I prefer not to comment about my future but the matter could be closed this Sunday," Isco said.

It is thought that Isco wanted to stay working with Pellegrini and that was one of the deciding factors in his decision.

The 21-year-old also felt that he wouldn't get a lot of first-team opportunities if he chose Madrid as he'd face competition from the likes of Xabi Alonso, Mesut Ozil, Luka Modric and Kaka.

Spanish side, Malaga, have given the player permission to fly to England and talk to Manchester City and the English side are hopeful they can secure a deal within the next 48 hours, which would make him Pellegrini's third summer signing already.


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