When Sheikh Abdullah Al-Thani was announced as the owner of Malaga in 2010, a wave of optimism and excitement swept over the Costa del Sol.
There was talk of competing with Real Madrid and Barcelona, and the likes of Santi Cazorla, Isco and manager Manuel Pellegrini were brought in to fortify the side.
Recently, however, the Qatari Royal appears to be neglecting his financial obligation to Los Boquerones, leaving them in financial dire straits.
Malaga now face a potentially devastating ban from UEFA competitions for unpaid debts, Santi Cazorla was sold to help balance the books and both Pellegrini and Isco look set to leave soon.
In January, the 20-year-old attacking midfielder signed a three-year contract extension that includes a €35 million buy-out clause—but that hasn't halted strong rumours of a summer departure.
This week, Isco welcomed a move to another club (AS via ESPN FC), noting the big transfer fee would help his struggling employers.
Here are five potential summer destinations for the highly sought-after Spanish international.