Tottenham no longer leading the race for Isco


Isco still looks set to leave Real Madrid this summer after a disappointing attempt to resurrect his Bernabeu career.

The Los Blancos playmaker has scored five goals amidst limited opportunities in La Liga, yet it doesn’t seem to have convinced Zinedine Zidane to give him a regular starting place.

Competition is fierce in an attack boasting Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, and now that he’s returned from injury, Gareth Bale. Zidane often rotates their formation, too, which doesn’t leave much room for newcomers.

Isco, 24, has most heavily been linked with Tottenham, who are looking for another option in that position to vie with Christian Eriksen.

Yet, Italian publication Corriere dello Sport haven’t mentioned Spurs in their latest update on the Spain international’s situation.

Instead, they report that Juventus, Barcelona, Chelsea, and Manchester City are the four clubs pursuing him.

They add that although Juve have recently joined the race, the player would actually prefer to move to the Premier League.


It seems all that really matters to him is game time, the same source quoting him:

“I am calm, but the career of a footballer is short. What worries me is to play. Take a decision before the end of the season, there’s my future at stake.”

That bodes well for Tottenham if they are retaining an interest, but it seems there’s going to be some tough competition for his signature.

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