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Spanish midfielder Isco. Photo: Reuters

Spanish midfielder Isco. Photo: Reuters

Spanish midfielder Isco. Photo: Reuters

SPANISH midfielder Isco has revealed that his future club is a straight choice between Real Madrid and Manchester City.

The 21-year-old is certain to leave cash-strapped Malaga and he told Spanish newspaper AS that both the Spanish giants and Manuel Pellegrini's side have made concrete offers.

Asked about the efforts the two clubs have made to sign him, Isco (right) responded: "Those are the two clubs that have shown the most interest.

"I hope to decide soon because I still have a contract with Malaga. I know that Manchester City and Real Madrid are both huge clubs. I hope that whatever I choose will be the best for me and for Malaga."

When pressed on the matter, he added: "Yes, there are offers on the table from both clubs."

He insisted he had not made any decision yet and had no preference, adding: "All I want is to play football wherever I go and enjoy myself."

A move to City would mean linking up again with Pellegrini, with whom he has spent the last two years at Malaga.

Isco was keen to highlight the crucial role the Chilean coach has had on his career and hinted the fact he has been confirmed as the new coach at the Etihad may play to City's advantage.

"I know how he works and in the two years I spent with him at Malaga he he has been fundamental to my career," he said.

 

HEARTS INTO ADMINISTRATION

Hearts are to go into administration, it is understood. The financially-stricken Scottish Premier League club are in the process of lodging papers at the Court of Session in Edinburgh and have approached accountancy firm KPMG to act as their administrators.

The club was faced with a winding-up order last week after Revenue and Customs threatened action over an unpaid £100,000 tax bill, although the majority of that has been paid.

Hearts were also hit with an immediate transfer embargo by the Scottish Premier League last Friday after admitting they could not afford to pay their players.

The news came just 24 hours after the Gorgie board released a statement saying they had entered a "critical" stage in their battle to pay off debts of £25million as well as financing tax and running costs.


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