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Tottenham in golden chance to sign Real Madrid man as Dele Alli transfer is ‘decided’

Rodrygo, Isco Alarcon, Marco Asensio, Real Madrid during LaLiga game v Granada

Tottenham are reportedly considering a proposal from Real Madrid to sign Isco this month amid claims he can leave the Spanish giants for a cut-price fee.

Isco is approaching the end of his time with Real Madrid. He has represented the club since 2013, when he joined from Malaga. His gametime has decreased in recent years, though, making just two starts in LaLiga. With a contract expiring at the end of the season, his future looks to be elsewhere.

The attacking midfielder has long been linked with a move away from the Bernabeu. Arsenal have recently been mentioned as potential suitors, for example, while Newcastle have also been mentioned.

However, the Daily Express reports that Tottenham are leading the charge for the 29-year-old, who can leave for just £5m.

Furthermore, AS reports that Carlo Ancelotti has given his exit his blessing and will not stand in his way.

They claim Spurs boss Antonio Conte and director Fabio Paratici are currently deciding whether to secure his signing.

But the paper reckons they will decide to push through the deal and that it’s an opportunity not to be missed.

Dele out, Isco in

Indeed, they claim Conte will see Isco as an upgrade for the departing Dele Alli.

Spurs to have January clear out

Matt Doherty, Joe Rodon, Dele Alli and Steven Bergwijn have been linked with moves away from Spurs.

The 25-year-old has failed to make his mark on Conte and his exit in January has now been ‘decided’.

It’s reported that Conte will not stand in his way if a suitable offer comes in for his services.

Newcastle are among those reportedly considering a move and Alli would prove a cheaper alternative to Aaron Ramsey.

Merson fully behind Dele Alli signing

Pundit Paul Merson reckons Alli can salvage his career with a move to St James’ Park.

On a potential move, Merson wrote in his Daily Star column: “Newcastle should go to football’s equivalent of the dog rescue centre and pluck themselves a pedigree January signing.

“Dele Alli might not be just for Christmas, he might not even be there much after May if the Geordies do take the drop.

“But, for me, he’s definitely worth a punt and could prove to be an inspired acquisition.

“Dele’s talent isn’t in question but he’s been out in the wilderness at Tottenham for far too long and he needs to do something. He could be an absolute hero at St James’ Park.”

Alli is thought to be a target for West Ham and a couple of unnamed German clubs, but a switch to Tyneside is the most likely option.

The 25-year-old is on two goals and one assist in 17 appearances so far this term.

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