Football: Isco keen on Man City move

 Real Madrid's Francisco "Isco" Alarcon celebrates after scoring a goal at the El Sadar stadium, Pamplona, Spain, on Feb 11, 2017.
Real Madrid's Francisco "Isco" Alarcon celebrates after scoring a goal at the El Sadar stadium, Pamplona, Spain, on Feb 11, 2017.PHOTO: REUTERS

SPAIN (REUTERS) - Spain international Isco will look to leave Real Madrid in the summer after growing tired of a lack of first team opportunities with the European champions, Spanish media reported on Tuesday.

Spanish sports daily Marca reported that the midfielder, who cast doubt on his future at the club on Saturday, is unhappy with his role in the team this campaign, citing information coming from the player's representatives.

Isco has started 11 of 21 games in La Liga and only one in the Champions League this season.

Marca reported the 24-year-old was also unhappy with Real Madrid's offer of an improved salary in negotiations to renew his contract and that he wants to move to the Premier League, with Manchester City his No. 1 choice.

Isco scored a crucial goal in Real's 3-1 at Osasuna on February 11 but was left out of the team in Wednesday's 3-1 win over Napoli in Europe's elite competition.

The Spaniard, however, played a starring role in last Saturday's 2-0 victory over Espanyol, setting up goalscorers Alvaro Morata and Gareth Bale, but after the game said he was uncertain whether he would remain at the club beyond the summer.

"I'm calm but I'm concerned about the number of minutes I am playing because the career of a player is very short," he told BeIN sports.

"I'm very happy here and I would like to stay for many more years. We'll take a decision at the end of the season, because my future is at stake."