Isco wants to stay at Malaga, but will he be sold on?

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Chelsea have been given hope in their pursuit of the Malaga star.

Isco has revealed that Malaga may be forced to sell him to ease the financial burden on the club.

The 20-year-old signed a new deal with the Spanish side last month but has sensationally revealed that if the club need to sell him for the money, then there’s nothing he can do.

Malaga are currently going through a financial crisis which seems ironic as they used wealth to increase their profile and status in the Spanish game.

The club is consistently struggling to meet wage and tax bills which has already seen the side excluded from all Uefa competitions for one year after failing to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations.

They may have no other choice but to cash in on one of their star players who has already said he’s committed to them and wants to stay.

“We do not know what will happen in the summer. I have my head here, my future is in the hands of Malaga. If the club are planning to sell because they need the money, then I have no say. Everyone knows that the situation,” Isco told Malaga Hoy.

If he has his way then he won’t be going anywhere but he could do a lot worse than signing for the current European champions Chelsea, who are the club that have been most strongly linked with him.

Chelsea are in a position where they would be able to pay any fee if Isco is one of their main targets. They may have to pay over the odds because any deal for a purely financial reason is likely to involve a higher than value fee.

It’s not a move that Isco would be happy with which is something any club trying to buy him needs to bear in mind. The current clause in his contract went up to 35 million Euros last month when he signed the extension to stay at the club.

It’s actually quite refreshing to see such a young man committed to a club in trouble, happy to stay put and fight for the good of the side.

It will be unfortunate if the club are forced to sell him but this is nothing new. Several football clubs have been forced to sell key players in the past who all go on to new and better things.

Chelsea fans, would you want him at the Bridge?

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