We have heard it a thousand time before and it has come to nothing, yes I'm talking about managers suggesting they are confident of signing a certain player. This time it is Pep Guardiola and Spanish international midfield player Isco, who hasn't even decided if he is leaving Real Madrid yet.
That decision will be made at the end of the season when he sees what games he has played in and how importantly Zinidine Zidane rates him. He could still yet play in a UEFA Champions League final.
The major clubs all around Europe want him which makes our chances of securing him slim. While his current wages are not a problem some sides could simply throw £100,000 at him and offer almost guaranteed Champions League football with very strong chances of wining league titles, domestic and European trophies.
We will plug away trying to sign him, Pochettino will no doubt make more phone calls to try and persuade him. If we are left frustrated the foolish will blame Daniel levy of course for not simply throwing money at a problem that isn't going to be solved by money.
If we can sell him the idea of being the father to our youngsters or of being the player that makes the difference then we have a chance, otherwise it is trophies that will dictate where he goes, if he goes.
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