If you listen to Spanish football reporter Guillem Balague you would think there was no chance of Tottenham signing Spanish international Isco from Real Madrid.
“Forget it, it's not going to happen. Zero chances of that happening. Real are seeing that he is improving and they are thinking of giving him a new contract. Remember, Real cannot sign for two transfer windows.”
You can understand his logic but he misses an important point, what does the player want to do? Simply because a contract is going to be offered doesn't simply mean he is going to sign it. He is reported as being unhappy because he wants to play football regardless of whether the Spanish giants offer him a new contract or not.
His discontent is starting time, not contract length or his £60,000-a-week wages. However, he was given the free role he prefers in the last game against Atletico Madrid and produced his best performance in a Real Madrid shirt as they won comfortably 3-0 with Isco playing a big part.
A move in January is unlikely with Isco himself saying earlier that he would assess the situation again in January, although no doubt Mauricio Pochettino will make calls to him to try and change his mind.