Posted June 27, 2013 on AP on Fox
Real Madrid says it has a deal to sign Malaga midfielder Francisco ''Isco'' Alarcon, one of Europe's most prized young players. Madrid club president Florentino Perez told Spanish national radio ''we have a deal with the club and we have a deal with the player.'' Florentino says that Isco has to pass a routine medical exam and ''it's probable he will be presented next week.'' The 21-year-old Isco helped Malaga reach the Champions League quarterfinals last season and guided Spain to the under-21 European title this summer. Madrid hired Carlo Ancelotti as manager on Wednesday to replace Jose Mourinho after he returned to Chelsea following a season without a major trophy.
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