January 29, 2013 @ 12:17
Malaga starlet Isco has signed a new and improved contract which includes a buy-out clause of €35 million euros.
The new contract doesn’t extend past the current three-and-a-half year deal, although the playmaker’s wages will improve whilst any interested parties will have to offer the Andalusian outfit almost £30 million.
A host of top European clubs had been linked with the 20-year-old including Tottenham, Chelsea and Bayern Munich, but Isco is delighted to have signed a new contract.
Speaking to the club’s official website: “I’m so grateful for the faith Malaga have in me, and I have every confidence in the team, and my ability to keep growing as a player.
“I’m 20 years old and continue to mature and improve every day. I’m a very ambitious person and always striving for improvement, although my contract renewal has no relation to my growth as a player,” he concluded.
Malaga Sporting Director Mario Husillos was also understandably elated with the contract agreement.
“If I had to sum up Isco’s contract renewal in one word, it would be ‘trust’, both in terms of the faith we have in him as a player, and the trust he has in Malaga as a club, disregarding his other options and putting us first,” he said.
“There have been some informal conversations, as well as more serious talks, with some of the biggest clubs in the world getting in contact every few weeks.
“However Isco has been wise, and has never contemplated a renewal with a future sale in mind; a clause in the contract protects us from this situation.”
He added: “Every club in the world does it; Manchester United sold Cristiano (Ronaldo) to Real Madrid, and Atlético (Madrid) sold (Sergio) Kun Aguero to City.
“Life in the footballing world goes on. It’s only natural that the major clubs have shown interest in Isco as he’s a top-class player. The big players play in the big clubs. Isco has renewed his contract to remain here at Malaga.”