Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly still interested in Real Madrid star Isco and is eyeing a January loan move for the Spaniard.
According to The Mirror, Spurs made an enquiry for the playmaker during the summer transfer window but didn’t follow up their interest as the reported move lost momentum.
However, they still wish to pursue him but could now face a more difficult task given that the former Malaga man has now started five of the last six games for the La Liga giants and is seemingly working his way into Zinedine Zidane’s plans.
The complaint in the summer off the back of last season was that he may not get the playing time that he wants at this stage of his career, but ultimately it looks as though he’s impressed the Real boss enough to warrant a place in his starting line-up in recent weeks.
Nevertheless, the 24-year-old remains on Tottenham’s radar as they look to solve what is becoming a real issue in terms of goals in the side.
Pochettino’s men are winless in five games and have scored just three goals in that run as they are now feeling the effects of Harry Kane being out with injury.
Only Manchester United have a worse scoring record after 10 games in the Premier League than Spurs, and given that he will not want to have an over reliance on Kane again this year, perhaps a move for Isco could gather pace between now and the end of January.
It’s added in the report that Isco has just 18 months remaining on his current contract and so perhaps that will give Spurs some hope as they look to take advantage of any sign of uncertainty about his future in the Spanish capital.