Manchester City growing in confidence of £75m deal for Real Madrid ace Isco – report

Manchester City are growing in confidence that their long-running interest in Real Madrid star Isco will end in success this summer, David McDonnell of the Mirror reports.

This story comes after Spanish journalist Jorge Calabrés told El Chiringuito TV on Wednesday night that Pep Guardiola has promised the 25-year-old a leading role in his team and also weekly game time, something he is not always afforded at Real Madrid despite his outstanding talent.

And now the first follow-up from England comes courtesy of the Mirror with the claim that City believe they can complete a £75million deal for a player who would be an ideal long-term replacement for the iconic David Silva in the Blues’ midfield.

Real Madrid are not eager to sell Isco, who shone for Spain on Tuesday when he hit a hat-trick in their 6-1 demolition of Argentina, but there have been murmurs in Spain that the former Málaga playmaker, who almost joined City in 2013, is unhappy with his in-and-out role at the Santiago Bernabéu.

A cynic may see this as a maneuver from Isco’s camp to get a new deal, but having only extended his contract last September, that may not be the case. This may well be the rebirth of a famous Manchester City transfer saga ahead of the summer transfer window…

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