Paul Merson says Spurs should hijack Arsenal’s move for Spanish superstar

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Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson has said that Tottenham should try and sign Real Madrid attacking midfielder Isco.

The Spanish midfielder has struggled to get game time at the Santiago Bernabeu this seasons amidst rumors that he has fallen out with manager Santiago Solari.

Speculation has been running rife in the Spanish press suggesting that Isco is looking for a way out of the club in the January transfer window. The Independent claim that Arsenal are one of the clubs interested in the 26-year-old and want to do a swap deal with Real Madrid with Mesut Ozil going the other way.

Merson, however, reckons that Spurs should look to hijack the deal for the Spanish international. Speaking on Gillette Soccer Saturday show on Sky Sports, he said “They talk about Isco leaving Real Madrid. I think he fits Tottenham.

“I think Tottenham should be a team going for him. A top quality player, top standard. They never go in for that kind of player.”

Tottenham have been rumored to have had an interest in singing Isco for several years, but it remains to be seen if the North London club will go for him in January.

While singing Isco will be a real statement of intent from Daniel Levy, Spurs are well stocked in the attacking midfielder/wide forward position with the likes of Dele, Eriksen, Lamela, Son, and Moura all putting in good performances this season.

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  1. Wow Merson actually saying someting sort of positive about us! Bet the gooners are seething at those comments just as they are with Ian Wright half the time coz he waxes lyrical about is nonstop..

  2. Spurs have the money, they just don’t want to spend it.

    Joe Lewis, as widely reported in the world’s media, (although the ownership of it was not broadly attributed to him), just sold a David Hockney original for a cool 75 million pounds. A tidy chunk of loose change for our reclusive, Bahamas based, billionaire owner.

    Of course he could easily spend that money on Isco, rather than using it to refurbish his 150 million pound state of the art yacht, for example. However he won’t and therein lies the problem of the limitation of Spurs’s ambition. An owner, who whilst running a tight economic ship, is more interested in increasing shareholder value and revenue streams than investing in the product on the pitch.

    Hence our magnificent new state-of-the-art stadium, may well be an architectural wonder to behold, replete with cheese rooms and micro-breweries, however with the debt service now implicit in paying for it exceeding 400 million pounds and with those bank loans widely reported as being underwritten by Joe Lewis personally, it is highly unlikely that our diminutive octogenarian supremo is going to splash the cash on players of the calibre of Isco, in order that we can really challenge the likes of City and Liverpool, where it matters, on the pitch.


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