Tottenham Transfer News: Isco deal close; James Rodriguez sale blocked by Perez

Tottenham Transfer News: Isco deal close; James Rodriguez sale blocked by Perez

Real Madrid attacking midfielder Isco is extremely close to joining English Premier League (EPL) club Tottenham Hotspur before the end of the summer transfer window.  Chelsea are also rumored to be interested in the player, but Spurs’ participation in the Champions League have made them the favorites to land the player.

European champions Real Madrid are desperate to reduce the size of their squad over the course of this summer. The two potential names who are rumored to leave the Santiago Bernabeu are James Rodriguez and Isco. However, club president, Florentino Perez has spoken with manager Zinedine Zidane to block the sale of Rodriguez, who was tipped to join Chelsea, as reported by the Sunday Mirror.

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Isco, who joined Real Madrid from Malaga for a fee of $32.83 million three years ago, will be the player to leave the Spanish capital this summer. White Hart Lane is tipped to be his likely destination as the player would suit the style demanded by Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Isco will initially make his move on a season-long loan deal to London. The deal would have a clause which will allow Tottenham to buy the player on a permanent basis next summer.

Transfer rumors and speculations are also suggesting that there are other clubs interested to sign the 24-year-old attacking midfielder. However, Tottenham are the favorites to land him.

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The man from Benalmádena, Spain will get Champions League football with Pochettino’s team. He will be able to add the necessary experience to a group of players who are not accustomed to play in the European club football’s biggest stage.

Tottenham has been paired with the likes of Bayern Leverkusen, Monaco and CSKA Moscow in their Champions League group.

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