For a club that is apparently not going to be spending as much as they did last summer, Manchester City sure are being linked with a lot of expensive footballers.
First, there’s Jorginho, who is likely to cost upwards of €50m, followed by Riyad Mahrez, who will undoubtedly be €60m+, and now we’ve got Real Madrid’s Isco.
According to Mundo Deportivo, the Spaniard is one of Pep Guardiola’s ‘weaknesses’, as he’s a footballer whom the Manchester City manager sees as ideal for his style of football and feels would have no problem adapting to English football, especially at the Etihad.
The Premier League champions ‘believe’ they can get a deal done for around €80m as well as a number of bonuses, described as ‘an offer Real Madrid would not be able to refuse especially if Isco pressures for an exit’.
The attacking midfielder’s wages of €6m/year would be ‘practically doubled’ to €10.5m/year in England, with Manchester City also offering him incentives that could ‘easily’ see his contract grow to €11.5m/year.
Isco is said to want to feel important where he plays, and the player knows he isn’t exactly one of Florentino Pérez’s favourites.
Mundo Deportivo describe this summer as ‘important’ for the player, especially with the World Cup in Russia, and a move to Manchester City could be the icing on the cake, where Isco would become ‘the pearl’ of Guardiola’s transfer window.