Tottenham Hotspur have gained an advantage over Arsenal as both clubs track Real Madrid attacking midfielder Isco, according to the Sunday Express.
The Lowdown: Spurs settle into life under Espirito Santo
Progressing towards 2021/22, many onlookers up and down the country will be intrigued to see how Nuno Espirito Santo revitalises a fragmented Spurs outfit going into the new season.
Although the Lilywhites haven’t secured any transfer targets as of yet, Takehiro Tomiyasu is said to be close to completing a move to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium [Football London].
Building ahead of pre-season, Spurs may be set to make progress in another pursuit following recent developments.
Would Isco be a good signing for Tottenham?
The Latest: Isco wants to move to a club competing in Europe next season
Isco is interested in a move to England, although he would prefer it to be to a team playing in Europe, according to the Sunday Express.
With both north London clubs keen on the 29-year-old, Spurs hold an advantage over their adversaries after qualifying for the inaugural Europa Conference League at the Gunners’ expense [Football London].
Real Madrid are looking to sell Isco this summer as his contract is set to expire in 12 months’ time. Not wanting to lose him on a free next summer, the La Liga giants could demand as little as £6m for his services. [Sunday Express]
The Verdict: Isco would be a marquee addition for Tottenham Hotspur
Upon reflection, the Spain international would be a marquee addition to the Tottenham fold. Renowned for his creative intuition, he would bring flair and a colourful nature to any starting XI.
Across his time in Madrid, Isco has registered 107 goal contributions in 336 appearances, with 51 goals and 56 assists [Transfermarkt].
He has been a major player in one of the most glorious eras in Los Blancos’ history, winning 16 trophies in his time at the Bernabeu – four Champions Leagues, two La Liga titles, four Club World Cups, three UEFA Super Cups, two Spanish Super Cups and the Copa del Rey trophy [Transfermarkt].
In spite of this glittering CV, the Benalmádena-born attacker may be in need of a fresh challenge after only registering two assists from 28 goalless outings in 2020/21 [Transfermarkt].
Once described as ‘incredible’ by former Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta [FotMob], Tottenham could be the perfect platform for Isco to get his career back on an upward trajectory.
In other news, Spurs are interested in a move for this wonderkid.
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