Tottenham target puts Pochettino on red alert by delaying Real Madrid contract talks

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Tottenham will look to take advantage of uncertainty surrounding Isco’s Real Madrid future this summer.

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The White Hart Lane outfit have been repeatedly linked with a move for the Spain international playmaker in recent years, but on each occasion have been thwarted as the 24-year-old attempted to prove himself at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.

Isco has played more of a role for Real this season, starting 14 games for Zinedine Zidane’s side and setting up two goals in last weekend’s 2-0 win over Espanyol.

But the Daily Mirror claims that with the player still concerned over his long-term position at Real, he has delayed contract talks to ponder his future with the club.

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Earlier this week, he said: “I’m calm. What worries me is to have minutes. A player’s career is small.

“I’m happy here and would stay many more years. From now until the end of the season, we will make a decision. It is my future at stake.”

With one year remaining on his current deal in the Spanish capital, Real may be forced to sell Isco if he refuses to sign an extension.

And should he made available for transfer, Spurs would surely launch a renewed bid for the long-standing target.

Isco has managed 27 goals and 41 assists in 173 appearances since joining Real from Malaga in an £25m move back in 2013. He is still rated as one of the continent’s most promising young talents.

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