Malaga midfielder Isco has revealed he would be ready to leave the La Liga outfit for a bigger club, if they decide to sell him to ease their financial burden.
The 20-year-old, who recently signed a new deal with Manuel Pellegrini's side, has been has been in sublime form this season, with 10 goals and three assists to his name from 28 appearances. The Spain international's performances have been crucial in helping the club reach the last 16 of the Champions League and fourth place in the La Liga table.
Several top European clubs, notably Chelsea and Manchester City, are tracking Isco and would consider an approach for him in the summer. The youngster had recently stated that he wants to remain at Malaga for the foreseeable future but he is well aware of his employers' financial situation and is ready to help them out by earning a sizeable amount as his transfer fee.
"I'm not worried as I'm only thinking about being here. If a team does come to pay a lot of money for me, it will definitely be a big club. Then, if it helps Malaga, I would have no problem in leaving if it was good for both of us," Goal.com quoted the player.
Isco hailed Malaga boss Pellegrini's role in his development and also thanked Spain manager Vincente del Bosque for handing him his first senior international cap earlier this month.
"Pellegrini has been the most important person. I arrived here at 19 years of age, as an unknown, and he began to put me in game by game. He put all his confidence in me. [del Bosque] is a very level-headed and calm person, he surprised me quite a bit. He gave me confidence and calmness," the midfielder added.
Malaga take on Porto at Estadio do Dragao in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie tonight and Portistas' anchorman Fernando knows the challenge that lies ahead of him.
"I know Isco is a fantastic player, certainly one of the best among other very good players from Malaga. But we wont give him any special attention, because it's the whole team that's important. They're very strong as a team," Fernando said.
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