Tottenham should make January move for Isco

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Real Madrid attacker Isco could reportedly be available in January, and Tottenham Hotspur should make a move for the Spain international.

What’s the word, then?

Isco scored nine times in 49 appearances for Real Madrid during the 2017-18 campaign, and was certainly a key player under Zinedine Zidane last term.

The 26-year-old has been out of favour since Santiago Solari took charge of Los Blancos in October, however, and he was not even in the squad for Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Roma.

What’s more, Isco has played the full 90 minutes of a La Liga match on just one occasion this term.

Even with Casemiro’s injury problems, and Luka Modric and Toni Kroos struggling for consistency, Isco has been seriously out of favour.

It might well be that the attacker is available for purchase in the January transfer window, and Tottenham should have an approach.

Could Tottenham really pull off a deal?

It is not exactly a secret that Tottenham want to improve their midfield options in the winter transfer market, with Mousa Dembele and Victor Wanyama both strongly linked with moves away from the club.

Isco is not a central midfielder, but his ability to play in a number of different positions in the final third make him a very attractive proposition.

Isco, who has scored 44 times and registered 52 assists in 253 appearances for his Spanish club in all competitions, is also a four-time Champions League winner.

There have been concerns over his fitness and off-the-field conduct this season, but there is no question that the Spaniard is a wonderful, wonderful talent.

And if Tottenham can pull off an incredible January deal for the former Malaga playmaker then they might well become Manchester City’s closest challengers for the Premier League title in the second half of the season.