Tottenham have been linked with a sensational swoop for Real Madrid playmaker Isco over the last few days.

The European champions are willing to let one of Isco or James Rodriguez leave the club before today’s deadline, and Spurs are reportedly interested in taking Isco on a season-long loan.

Real Madrid paid around £26 million to sign Isco from Malaga three years ago, but the Spaniard has struggled to make an impact at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Isco is still very highly rated, however, and would represent an impressive deal if Tottenham were to push this one through.

But the latest reports suggest the transfer is officially off.

The Malaga president tweeted this out yesterday, suggesting Isco’s former club may have either missed out on re-signing the player to another club, or that Isco is set to stay with Real Madrid.

Do you think Spurs should have tried harder to sign Isco?



  1. Due to the fact that he plays a position that we’ve needed filled for years and that we’ve had all summer to sign him but its now the last day, I’ll go with no.
    I think we’ll be once again condemned to another season of just wishing we had a number 10 for those extra points we feel ourselves progressively slipping every few weeks.

  2. So stupid to try and sign him on the last day. Could have been an fantastic addition to our squad.

    Now we linked with Schneiderlain??? Just pay up for Sissoko since he can attack at least.

    We cannot play with Wanyama and Dier together. We need one defensive and one deep lying attacking MF in our team. So Dier and Dembele as an combo and Wanyama and Sissoko as a combo. Can obv be mixed up, injuries..multiple competitions.

    By signing Isco, Alli could have dropped back to box-to-box role.

    Breaks my mind that we cannot seem to invest in what we need and at the right time.

  3. But well done Levy for consecutive positive nett transfer fees. The steakholders are smiling while the supporters are left with ‘if only’ this and that.. we could have been title contenders.

    • Oh come on.. We have a new stadium being built which will cost up to £750m. You think we can just throw money about?

      We are suffering short term, substantial losses in order to take the club forward. Be realistic. There is more to football than just transfers fees. This isn’t Sega’s Football Manager.

      • I dont care about the fees. I care that we didnt improve our squad enough.

        This looks like another one-season UCL stint, instead of using the extra income to bolster the squad and stay near the top.

        Spurs have not spent money in the last 3 windows. Net spending 50m, or even 25m wont stop the new stadium from happening. Even the bottom clubs can spend money with the tv rights cash coming in ( of which sours received close to 100m last season).

  4. Isco doesn’t look like joining, but what about Max Meyer apparently we made a 38 million pound bid for him to his German club Schalke. Is Meyer likely to join? He seems a better player than Isco as well.

    • The key word in the Meyer story is “preparing a bid”, its just more deadline day bollocks that tends to accompany weak spending summers.

      If we don’t get Isco or Coric or Meyer, then its a firm statement from Levy that this is a lucrative business and not a club on the rise.


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