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Manchester City and Manchester United in race for the next 'Cesc Fabregas'

2.45K   //    01 Nov 2012, 16:23 IST

Spain’s emerging midfielder and Malaga’s ace Isco is set to receive a new contract from his club, who are fearing that he may leave the club due to Manchester City and United’s interest in him. Along with them, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham are also in the race. It was told on Tuesday that the Red Devils were leading the pursuit but n0w, City is also interested in this 20-year old.

According to ‘The Sun’, Manchester City’s new director Txiki Begiristain has recommended Isco to Robert Mancini but Malaga are keen on saving this youngster following their failure in the La Liga.

Isco, also dubbed as ‘The New Fabregas’ has been sensational and has the potential to make it for his country. He could also be the ideal person to replace veteran Paul Scholes at Manchester United. Sir Alex Ferguson has trouble finding a replacement for the legend but rumours say that Tom Cleverly will be able to fill Scholes’ shoes when he retires.

Isco has a release clause of  £17 million written into his current contract but Malaga are preparing another one which makes him a bit more valuable. Rumours say that the amount may be around £ 30 million.

Isco appeared with Spain’s U17 in 2009 World Cup, scoring three times in the process as Spain finished third. In 2011, he represented his country, together with Málaga team mate Recio, in the FIFA U-20 World Cup held in Colombia, netting once. He was also called in for the Senior division for friendly matches against Serbia and Korea. He has a lot of potential and is very dangerous before the goal but still more dangerous as a midfielder. He emerged as a good player in the London Olympics and has been sensational since.

If he goes to any of the Premier League clubs, Malaga may be in danger of being relegated to the lower leagues. So, Malaga must be worried!

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