Would Isco be a good fit for Spurs?

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly in a three-way rescue mission to save Isco from his Real Madrid misery. The Spaniard has been frozen out of the first team since Santiago Solari’s appointment as Los Blancos coach.

According to the Express, Spurs have joined Chelsea and Manchester City in attempting to lure the playmaker to England. However Isco is tied to the European champions till 2022 with a £620m release clause.

The Blues have tried to sign the 26-year-old several times in a deal that would have paved the way for Eden Hazard to move the other way. Pep Guardiola is also a fan of his compatriot and made passionate attempts in the past.

Isco’s style of play is tailor-made for the Premier League. A magician with the ball at his feet, he is a truly unique player. He possesses magnificent vision, like his idol, Zinedine Zidane.

No wonder those traits beamed during Zidane’s time as manager. He learnt from the master at every training session. Also, both share the same position on the pitch, albeit Isco is happy to play wherever the manager needed him to.

Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino must recognise the player is a good fit and would have no problem in incorporating him into the squad. His arrival could be the tonic Spurs need to go onto win the title.

Isco is the type of talent that would suit Spurs’ style of swashbuckling attacking play. Content to drift out wide or cut inside as the situation dictates, his skillset means he offers something different to the clubs current options.

Dele Alli, Cristian Eriksen and Son Heung-Min are Pochettino’s first choice behind Harry Kane with Lucas Moura and Eric Lamela pushing for a start. That could change if Isco arrives.

There will be plenty of rotation between the trio, with Son expected to sit out for the 26-year-old. In the middle of the park, Isco could occasionally deputise for Eriksen.

However, Pochettino may have to alter his system to accommodate all four. In that situation, a 4-1-4-1 system would be great. With Eric Dier or Victor Wanyama in the hole, Eriksen and Isco will orchestrate play, flanked by Son and Alli.