Guillem Balague provides update on Tottenham's interest in Isco

Football Soccer - Real Madrid v Las Palmas - Spanish Liga Santander

The Real Madrid star has been a long-term target for Tottenham Hotspur.

Guillem Balague Presenter of Sky Sports during the press conferenceGuillem Balague 

Sky Sports' Spanish football expert Guillem Balague explained how he believes Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino will choose to pursue other players ahead of Real Madrid's Isco in the summer, when writing his regular column for Sky Sports.

The 24-year-old playmaker has reportedly been on Tottenham's radar for the past 12 months or so (Daily Mail), with fans of the north London club keen for Daniel Levy and co to break the bank by bringing in a world class star.

According to Balague, however, that star will not be Isco.

He wrote his regular column for Sky Sports and shared his view that Pochettino will prioritise other signings this month ahead of the silky midfielder:

"Real Madrid want to give him another contract. He wants to see what happens. He is open to the possibility of leaving and he's got offers from top teams in Europe. Tottenham are a team that wanted him last summer but I think Mauricio Pochettino will put his focus into other players."

Isco celebrates scoring for Real MadridIsco celebrates scoring for Real Madrid

Isco made the move to the Bernabeu in the summer of 2013, for a fee believed to be in the region of £23 million, and whilst he has offered glimpses of his undeniable talent, he has never really established himself as a first team regular with Los Blancos.

His tally of 28 goals in 171 games during his time in the Spanish capital doesn't really do his all-round game justice, and he would undoubtedly bring a touch of class to the Spurs side.

After Balague's latest comments though, it seems like any kind of potential move to Tottenham for the Spaniard will be put on the back burner, for the time being at least.

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