Report: Club ready to contact Spurs to offer Conte £211k-a-week star
Real Madrid plan to reach out to Tottenham Hotspur in the next fortnight should Isco decide to leave the Spanish capital this month, according to a report from the Sunday People (2/1; page 55).
Isco is out of contract with Los Blancos at the end of the season. And Carlo Ancelotti is not planning to keep the 29-year-old in his long-term plans.
Isco however, is yet to throw in the towel. And he wants to see how many minutes he gets in the next two games before deciding whether he will leave.
Should he choose to quit, the Spain international is in a strong position. Of course, he could agree a pre-contract deal with a foreign club ahead of the summer.
However, Madrid are hoping that they may be able to find a buyer this month. And the club they plan to reach out to is Tottenham.
The Sunday People (2/1; page 55) reports that Spurs will receive the offer in the next fortnight if Isco decides to go. Real want £5 million plus add-ons for a deal this month.
It is suggested that Tottenham would be unlikely to meet those demands due to his contract situation. But obviously, there is a long time to go in this window.
Tottenham would be right to steer clear of Isco as they continue to progress under Antonio Conte
Tottenham fans will not be surprised to see Isco linked. He is one of a number of players who seem to be mentioned in every window.
So supporters may take the latest reports with a pinch of salt, particularly with the People not even suggesting that there is interest from their side.
He may be a player Spurs discuss at some stage. His contract situation means it would be somewhat foolish to overlook him altogether. He has also been linked with Arsenal and Newcastle in recent times.
However, it would be a huge gamble to pursue a deal. He is reportedly earning £211,000-a-week at the Bernabeu. And he has never quite managed to realise his full potential with Real.
Tottenham are moving in the right direction at a rapid rate under Conte. And handing out a huge contract to a good player potentially past their peak would represent an unnecessary risk.
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