Lacking creative spark: Why Tottenham should reignite bid to sign playmaker in January
COMMENT By Dominic Toner
Tottenham should make Real Madrid midfielder Isco their priority in the January transfer window.
The Mirror reported in back in October that Spurs were considering a loan move for the 24-year-old in January and they should now try to complete that.
It is understood that the north London club made an enquiry for Isco last summer and decided not to pursue their interest.
Spurs are hopeful of competing at the top-end of the Premier League this season and are currently fifth in the table.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side have a fantastic defence and a recognised goalscorer in Harry Kane, but they are missing a creative spark in midfield.
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Christian Eriksen, Heung-Min Son, Dele Alli and Heung-Min Son all chip in with goals and assist, but they are lacking the standout attacking midfielder.
The current top four all have a similar moulded player pulling their strings for them with Eden Hazard at Chelsea, Philippe Coutinho at Liverpool, Kevin De Bruyne at Manchester City and Mesut Ozil at Arsenal.
Spurs are desperate to finish in the top four this season and Isco could be the player to drive them forward.
The Spaniard is currently a regular first teamer at Madrid and has managed to force his way into the plans of manager Zinedine Zidane.
However, he has completed just 90 minutes in just two of his 17 appearances this season and could be tempted with a move to White Hart Lane.
Isco is regarded as a highly influential attacking midfielder and could fit perfectly in at Spurs.
He has scored 24 goals and supplied 39 assists in 166 appearances for Madrid, but those statistics would only improve with more game time.
In other Tottenham news, the club are set to reach a defender agreement in January.