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Real Madrid playmaker Isco could be reportedly sold in the summer if Zinedine Zidane remains in charge at the Bernabeu. Zidane’s Real have massively underperformed this season and trail league leaders and arch-rivals Barcelona by an eye-watering 19 points.

With hopes of challenging for the title already done and dusted, the Frenchman will look to ensure that his side finishes in the top-4 to compete in the Champions League next season. It is believed that Zidane, if he stays beyond the current campaign, will offload some of his star players including Isco, with the club eyeing a massive overhaul in the summer, according to Spanish news outlet AS.

Should the Real manager decide to sell Isco, Tottenham Hotspur could be the ones to benefit as we are long-term admirers of the playmaker. The report adds that Zidane is particularly disappointed with the way the Spanish international has performed this season.

Since James Rodriguez departed the club for Bayern Munich on a two-year loan, Isco has underperformed at the Bernabeu, having contributed only 6 goals and 5 assists in 29 appearances this season.

Even if Real decide to sell Isco, it remains to be seen whether Spurs can afford the midfielder. Our club works on a tight financial budget and a player like Isco would cost a lot of money. And above all, there will be a lot of Europe’s elites waiting for the chance to pounce on the Real Madrid player, meaning we should not get too excited about the recent reports.

For all the speculation surrounding Isco, Zidane quashed all the rumours, slamming the El Chiringuito’s report in his pre-match press conference against Real Sociedad.

“I want Isco to spend all his career here. That will not change. He is a very good footballer, he has shown that and can always show that. So El Chiringuito’s report is a lie,” Zidane was quoted by Managing Madrid.

“Today you’re asking me about Isco, next day you’ll be asking me about Asensio and then about Ceballos. I trust and want all of them to stay.”

So reports linking Isco with an exit in the summer are all false as Zidane has rightfully put the rumours to bed. It even baffles me at times to even think that the Los Blancos would sell a talented player like Isco for just one season of underperformance.

As it stands-  “Form is temporary and class is permanent.”

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“The season is saved”, “This is the signing you make?” – Some Spurs fans unhappy with latest deal by club

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Tottenham haven’t done all that well in recent games with three losses on the spin. The Premier League loss against Liverpool was tough to take but the 2-1 defeat at Inter Milan was even worse.

We were leading till the 85th minute before Mauro Icardi and Matias Vecino got the goals at San Siro.

Tottenham bounced back with a win against Brighton & Hove Albion but prior to that, the team had time to pose for a new range of apparel from Hugo Boss.

A post from the Spurs Twitter account revealed that our first-team squad would be sporting suits from the company from the ‘Create Your Look’ line.

Eric Dier, Dele Alli, Jan Vertonghen, Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and a host of other players and staff were pictured in the dapper suits.

It isn’t a surprise that teams are being sponsored by brands but this deal does come a little late, given that our season is well over a month in.

Some fans, however, were upset with the deal and here are some of those reactions from Twitter.

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Lamela stars: Player ratings from Tottenham’s 2-1 win over Brighton & Hove Albion

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Tottenham got back to winning ways after three successive defeats, thanks to goals from Harry Kane and Erik Lamela.

Glenn Murray handled the ball late in the first half which allowed Kane to score from the spot. The home team came at us with all they had in the second half and Paulo Gazzaniga pulled off a great save before Danny Rose crossed in for Lamela to slot in our second.

Anthony Knockaert pulled one back in stoppage time to make it a nervous last minute or so but we held on for all three points.

There were a few heroes on the pitch today and here are the player ratings from the game.

Paulo Gazzaniga – 6.5/10

The youngster did pretty well and made one good save to deny Knockaert. He couldn’t do much regarding the goal he conceded.

Kieran Trippier – 6/10

Trippier didn’t have the greatest time as he struggled a bit and even got a yellow card for a needless foul.

Toby Alderweireld – 7.5/10

The Belgian had a great chance to score early on and did a great job at keeping things tight for Spurs.

Jan Vertonghen – 7/10

Vertonghen didn’t have a lot to do at the back but he helped us to an important win in the final few minutes of the game.

Danny Rose – 7/10

Rose got the assist for the second goal but didn’t have the greatest of games for us. The Englishman should have done better for the goal we conceded.

Eric Dier – 5.5/10

This was another poor performance from the Englishman as he kept on making the wrong passes and losing possession.

Mousa Dembele – 7/10

The Belgian had a decent outing as his passing was good and kept things ticking for Spurs in the middle of the park.

Son Heung-min – 6/10

This was a quiet outing for the South Korean and he should have done more to help Spurs get all three points.

Christian Eriksen – 6/10

Another player who seemed to be out of touch was Eriksen. He must do a lot more if he is to keep his place in the team.

Lucas Moura – 6.5/10

The Brazilian tried to do things but they weren’t coming off. He did have a role in the second goal and was later subbed by Dele Alli.

Harry Kane – 6.5/10

Kane scored the penalty but couldn’t get another shot away as Brighton did well at keeping him quiet.

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Erik Lamela – 7.5/10

The Argentine changed things as he provided an attacking outlet. He did well for the goal and maybe should start more games.

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Dele Alli – N/A

The Englishman didn’t have a lot of time to make a difference to the game.

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“We need this man in our team” – Some Spurs fans want 21-year-old Lyon midfield tank to join club

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Tanguy Ndombele was linked with a move to Tottenham in the summer, as per Sky Sports. The Lyon midfielder is a quality destroyer in the middle of the park and was at it again last night.

The French side played Manchester City and came out 2-1 winners at the Etihad. While Nabil Fekir starred in the attack, Ndombele was immense in the midfield and did his bit for Lyon.

The 21-year-old Frenchman has played five times for the Ligue 1 club this season and his performance in the Champions League caught the eye of a few Tottenham fans.

Spurs didn’t buy a single player in the offseason and have struggled in recent times, losing their last three games. Ndombele might not help us find the back of the net but he surely can keep the midfield from being overrun.

Some Spurs fans were quick to suggest we needed the 21-year-old while some were irate as to why we didn’t add to the midfield in the summer.

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