According to a recent report by Sport, Tottenham Hotspur are weighing up a €45m move to secure the services of Barcelona wing wizard Malcom during this summer transfer period. The same source has mentioned that Spurs are keen on bringing the Brazilian wide player to North London this summer which might help them compete on all fronts in the upcoming campaign.
Malcom Endured A Frustrating Campaign At The Nou Camp
The 22-year-old has struggled to earn regular first-team opportunities under Ernesto Valverde’s tutelage on his debut campaign after sealing a move from FC Girondins Bordeaux in the summer of 2018. Malcom appeared in 22 matches for the Catalans last season, scoring four goals while providing two assists on all fronts. Therefore, a move away from the Nou Camp this summer could be ideal for his long-term growth as a winger.
The Brazilian speedster has shown a lot of promise and has the potential to become a world-class wide player someday. Mauricio Pochettino could undoubtedly benefit from acquiring a player of Malcom’s skillset as his current squad lacks depth on the wide areas.
The Barca prospect can be a real handful for the opposition defenders. He will add another dimension to the Spurs attack next season if Pochettino can find a way to lure him to North London.
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The Sao Paulo-born sensation is one of the fastest players in the Spanish top-flight which makes him such a potent goal-threat up top. Malcom is highly versatile as he can operate on either wing or assume the duties of a secondary striker in the final third. However, the Barca ace is far from a finished product as he can often squander opportunities in front of the opposition goal.
The addition of Malcom will improve Pochettino’s squad depth significantly at the North London club. He will not only add a lot of quality to the Tottenham frontline but will also increase competition for places within the Spurs squad. At 22, Malcom is yet to fulfil his true potential which he might get a chance to do at North London if Pochettino is willing to provide him with regular first-team starts in the coming years.
Recruiting Malcom will also go a long way in helping Spurs bridge the gap to Liverpool and Manchester City at the top of the Premier League standings next season.