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15th Oct, 2016 | 1:11pm

Reported Tottenham pursuit of Spain international takes new twist

By Emma Sanders

Real Madrid ace Isco will not join Tottenham before next summer, according to the player’s father.

Paco Alcaron, who is also the Spain international’s agent, has claimed that the player will remain at the Bernabeu during the January transfer window.

The Evening Standard report that Spurs are continuing to monitor the 24-year-old after enquiring about him in the summer transfer window.

It is said that any potential deal would be a loan-to-buy one, with the Spaniard increasingly likely to quit the Spanish giants.

But Isco’s father has told Tottenahm fans not to expect to see the attacking midfielder in a Spurs shirt before next summer.

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“We’ve opted to keep a low profile with the press and I can assure you we are not going to consider any offer before next summer,” said Alcarcon, as quoted by the Sun.

Isco’s current contract is set to expire in 2018 and he could leave the Bernabeu on a free transfer at that point.

The Spanish international has fallen down the pecking order at Madrid and made just five appearances in all competitions this season, starting only two of the games.

Isco announced himself on the European stage during his Malaga spell and eventually caught the eye of giants Real.

Since his £25million signing in 2013 he has made 154 appearances for Real and scored 22 goals across all competitions.

Isco is best suited to the number 10 role behind the striker, something which England international Dele Alli already does so well at White Hart Lane.

In other Tottenham transfer news, they have lined up a pre-January double deal for Championship sensations.