Isco has won two Champions League medals in his three years at Santiago Bernabeu but it is fair to say that the 24-year-old failed to reach the heights as was expected of the European Golden Boy. Since his big-money move to Spanish capital club Real Madrid from Malaga, the Spanish international could never notch a first-team place for himself despite doing very little wrong. The gifted midfielder is now at a point in his career where he desperately needs a move in order to get regular game time and get his career going.
A player of Isco’s calibre rarely struggles to attract suitors and it is claimed by The Mirror that Spurs are looking to offer Isco an exit route from Real Madrid and have beaten Chelsea for the signing of the 24-year-old on loan with an option to make it permanent after one season. Spurs have had a rather quiet transfer window so far but an addition of a player like Isco would prove to be a masterstroke from Mauricio Pochettino.
Spurs have collected just five points from three games this season and it has been quite evident that something is missing from the equation. Isco is more than capable of acting as that live wire to the North London side.
Isco is blessed with a magical ability on the ball. The Spaniard, with his exceptional ball control and dribbling ability, can find his way past a tight defence with relative ease. He is not a Christian Eriksen- type of playmaker. While the Dane does the damage with his defence-splitting passes, Isco is more of a player who likes to have the ball at his feet and take on defenders. A brilliant set-piece taker, Spurs will benefit big time from having a second option to Eriksen.
Point to prove
Much bigger things were expected from Isco when he was awarded the prestigious European Golden Boy award in 2012. He did very little wrong at Real Madrid but still had to settle for being just a squad player. Still aged 24, Isco has time as his biggest friend and has plenty to prove at the highest level. At White Hart Lane, the Spaniard is likely to get more first-team opportunities, something he needs desperately.
Versatility and Champions League experience
Spurs are in champions League this season and looking at the early struggles they are having in the Premier League, Isco’s Champions League experience can prove to be a big boost for the Lilywhites. The Spaniard, being a two-time Champions League winner already, knows the elite competition of Europe inside out and that will be a big addition to Spurs. On the other hand, Isco is a versatile player. Predominantly a number ten, the Spaniard is equally capable of plying his trade on the flanks as well. Isco can prove to be Pochettino’s trump card with his tremendous versatility.