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At just £14million, Liverpool need to join race for Real Madrid midfielder - Tottenham linked with him

Tottenham were reportedly set to table an offer of £14million to sign playmaker Isco, before Zinedine Zidane was replaced by Carlo Ancelotti. Isco has entered the last 12 months of his contract and Spurs were looking to take advantage – so surely, Liverpool need to join them?

Isco, 29, has been at Real Madrid for eight seasons but much like Gareth Bale – has struggled to shine under Zinedine Zidane. Last season, he was awarded just 10 starts in all competitions. According to The Sunday Mirror (06/06, p77), Tottenham were ready to lure him to the Premier League.

It is believed that due to his contract situation, a fee of just £14million was required. Indeed, Spurs have long been linked. The report says Spurs want to sign him – but the arrival of Ancelotti might change things. It is unclear if Spurs are still keen, and if Real are ready to sell.

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If Real want Isco gone, Liverpool have to rival Tottenham

Gini Wijnaldum’s exit means Liverpool need a midfielder. Having signed a defender in the form of Ibrahima Konate, the next port of call for Michael Edwards will be replacing the Dutch ace. Isco is a different player, but he would be more than capable of playing in the same role.

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Liverpool also need more goals from the middle of the park. So, if Liverpool were to sign a replacement for Wijnaldum – Edwards will surely look to add a player that can score goals, more of then than the ex-Newcastle ace. Isco is that man. Goals, assists and creativity, Isco can also do the dirty work.

His tenacious, aggressive style of play would see him put the work in. But when Liverpool are chasing a game – Isco would be ideal. He has everything and at £14million, the Reds have really got to rival Tottenham for the four-time Champions League winner.

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