Tottenham are close to signing Bordeaux forward Malcom on a buy-to-loan deal, according to Football Insider.
The football news site claim that the north Londoners are “confident” of securing the Brazilian, 20, before the 31 January transfer cut-off.
Football Insider report that Spurs are working hard on a deal to sign Malcom permanently and immediately loan him back to the French club for the remainder of the season.
It is said that talks have taken place over the weekend to tie up the transfer and that manager Mauricio Pochettino is the driving force behind signing a player he believes can be a “valuable addition” to his team.
Malcom has produced a series of scintillating displays for the Ligue 1 strugglers this season, with seven goals and six assists in his 22 appearances across all competitions.
He arrived in France from Brazilian side Corinthians back in January 2016, and has a total 80 appearances under his belt for Bordeaux, netting 18 goals and chipping in with 14 assists.
Good move for Tottenham?
Yes. A buy-to-loan double deal will get the deal done amid strong interest from rivals and allow Malcom to continue to develop and play regularly before joining permanently in the summer. A similar deal worked perfectly for Dele Alli, and the Brazilian rising star could make a similar impact if he keeps his head screwed on and heeds the advice of the Tottenham coaching staff. Malcom has the potential to become an outstanding player in the next two to three years, and Spurs fans would be justified in being excited if their club can push this transfer over the finish line. He could blow them away in the coming seasons.
This Is Futbol rating 8/10
Likely to happen?
The possibility is increasing that Tottenham will seal what would be a stunning double deal before the month is out. With Arsenal now out of the race, the path is clearer for Pochettino’s side to push the transfer through.
This Is Futbol rating 7/10