Spurs join race for Real Madrid star

Tottenham have reportedly joined the race to sign former Real Sociedad midfielder Asier Illarramendi from Real Madrid.

The Guardian reports that the north London club are plotting a move to sign the defensive midfielder before the transfer window closes.

Illarramendi joined Real Madrid from Real Sociedad in 2013 for £23million, but has failed to make the expected impact at the Bernabeu.

Spurs face competition from Real Sociedad and Liverpool in the race to sign the midfielder.