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Spurs given huge transfer boost as Real Madrid ready to sell tricky playmaker – on one condition
- Updated: February 9, 2018
Tottenham Hotspur transfer news includes an update on Real Madrid star Isco
Isco could be on his way out of Real Madrid this summer if Zinedine Zidane remains in charge at the Bernabeu as the Frenchman has lost patience with the Spanish playmaker.
According to reports from Spain, Zidane has made it 'one of the first priorities' to offload Isco later this year and Tottenham Hotspur could be the ones to benefit as they are believed to be long-term admirers of the Real Madrid midfielder.
Zidane is apparently disappointed with the way in which Isco has performed since the departure of James Rodriguez for Bayern Munich in July.
Sending the Colombian out on loan was seen as a show of faith in Isco by Zidane and the club but he has so far failed to live up to the expectations set on him for the current season, scoring just six times and adding five assists from his 29 appearances as Los Blancos languish in fourth place, 19 points behind Barcelona.
Speaking on Spanish TV show El Chiringuito, journalist Josep Pedrerol explained the situation, as translated by AS: 'Isco was deemed to be more of a pivotal player than the Colombian but has had a discreet and underwhelming season so far.
'Zidane is a huge admirer of Isco's style of play and what he can offer the team and for this reason opted to keep faith in the player deeming that he would be instrumental in the creative play of the side.
'After a discreet season so far, Zidane feels let down by the player and as things currently stand will request that the club offload the player in the summer transfer market should the French coach remain on the Santiago Bernabeu bench next season.'
Whether or not Spurs could afford the Spaniard is another issue, but with Daniel Levy already sanctioning more than £100m of transfers this season, perhaps things are not as tight as you might think at the club.