Tottenham have reportedly ended their interest in Malcom, and the news had Spurs fan wrongly slamming the club for it’s decision.
The Daily Mail reported that Tottenham were not going to pursue the winger as Bordeaux want £45million for the player’s services.
Brazilian news outlet Esporte had previously reported that Spurs had a £31million bid instantly rejected, which meant they were way below Bordeaux’s valuation.
Tottenham fans were quick to moan about the club’s unwillingness to pay £45million, with some labeling it pathetic and that the club were a fish among sharks in the transfer market.
However, Spurs fans were wrong to do this and others shouldn’t slam the club for trying to only pay respectable amounts.
It’s true that Tottenham may have their hands tied when it comes to getting the talent they need, but it’s not their fault.
Other clubs have inflated the value of players beyond belief, Barcelona being a main culprit, and they’re the ones football fans alike should condone.
Malcom is 20-years-old, and while he is a tremendous talent, paying £45million for someone who has not featured in the Premier League and may not settle, is the gamble of all gambles.
Tottenham learned the hard-way about expensive flops, just look at all the signings they made with the Gareth Bale money.
Even Erik Lamela, who was among those players, is great but would you say he’s been worth £25.8million? It’s certainly debatable.
The only truly great deal that came as a result of Bale’s sale, was spending £11.5million on Christian Eriksen.
If Spurs were to splash £45million on Malcom, wouldn’t the fans be the first to jump on the club if the Brazilian didn’t instantly work?
Tottenham are trying to establish a new normal, a situation where sustainable transfer fees are paid.
It’s an uphill battle but one that benefits football.
Without the big money signings, Spurs utilise their youth system, they establish an identity and more importantly they don’t risk not having future because their books show their finances in the red.
It’s that attitude that should be praised, and it’s that spirit that has led Tottenham to become not only popular among neutral fans, but as a team who supply the England national squad with talent.
So Tottenham fans need to stop looking enviously at their rivals and just focus on the positive message their clubs sends with their transfer dealings.