Tottenham will reportedly look to try and sign Real Madrid playmaker Isco either in the January transfer window or at the end of the season.
The 24-year-old has struggled for playing time so far this season, as competition for places has ultimately restricted him to a bit-part role under Zinedine Zidane.
In turn, ESPN FC report that Spurs are monitoring his situation in the Spanish capital and a loan deal in January with an option to buy is a possibility.
However, an offer next summer is the most likely scenario if Spurs are to be successful in their bid to land the Spanish international with his agent insisting that they will wait to consider their options at the end of the season.
“I can assure you we won’t consider any offers until next summer,” agent Paco Alarcon told Italian website Calciomercato.
Having started just two matches so far this season, it would come as no surprise if Isco began to question his future at the Bernabeu, as ultimately at his age he needs to be playing regularly, particularly given the level of talent that he possesses.
Despite the fact that Tottenham have various options in that department of the squad, adding the former Malaga ace to their squad would be a significant statement about their intentions moving forward as boss Mauricio Pochettino would undoubtedly be adding star quality to his team.
Combined with the likes of Christian Eriksen, Son Heung-Min and Dele Alli, the Premier League title contenders would continue to build a squad capable of competing for honours both at home and abroad and will push them in the right direction to make progress in their bid to become perennial challengers.