With deadline day upon us, it seems that Tottenham Hotspur are primed to be one of the busiest teams in Europe today as they are closing in Real Madrid midfielder Isco.
After an impressive performance last season that saw them finish in their highest ever position in the Premier League, the new season does not have seemed to kicked off for Tottenham Hotspur.
The campaign began with a 1-1 draw against Everton, which was followed by a cagey win over Crystal Palace. Also, Mauricio Pochettino’s side failed to get the job done against Liverpool, who took a point away from the encounter at White Hart Lane.
With only two signings in Victor Wanyama and Vincent Jannsen this summer, Spurs have been one of the most quietest teams in the transfer window. However, according to recent reports, Pochettino has decided to splash the cash on deadline day and is closing in on a quality signing.
According to Richard Forrester of the Sun, Spurs are closing in on Madrid outcast Isco. The Spaniard is understood to have opened talks with Mauricio Pochettino as he looks to complete his move on deadline day.
Ever since the appointment of Zinedine Zidane as the permanent manager, Spanish midfielder Isco has struggled to clock regular minutes. Preferring to deploy a midfield trio of Modric, Kroos and Casemiro, Zidane has rarely turned to the former Malaga man to make the difference for his side.
Isco, still only 25 years old, is still to reach the pinnacle of his career, and a move to a club like Tottenham Hotspur can help him achieve that. An attacking midfielder by trade, Isco can play in a slightly deeper position as well and can also drift wide and impact the game.
He would undoubtedly be a good signing for Pochettino’s side that has been lacking creativity this term. Barring Erik Lamela, most of Spurs’ attacking midfielders are failing to replicate the performances of the 2015/16 season.
Christian Eriksen appears to be struggling when played wide, while Dele Alli has been continuing to under perform since the European Championships.
Isco will bring that added energy and creativity needed for Spurs to strive and could also go on to achieve greatness at the White Hart Lane.