The Spain international has hailed the Malaga starlet's abilities and is hopeful his compatriot will chose to join los Blancos ahead of Manchester City.

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has lauded Malaga starlet Isco's abilities amid speculation linking the youngster with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu.

Premier League giants Manchester City is locked in a battle with Madrid for the 21-year-old's signature, and Ramos is convinced he would make a great addition to the Blancos squad should he opt to move to the Spanish capital.

"Isco is a great player and we always aspire to reinforce with the best. It's a joy [to hear rumors of a transfer]," the experienced stopper told Onda Cero.