Arsenal Free To Sign £45m Attacker After Tottenham Pull Out Of Race

By on January 12, 2018

The January transfer window is now open so clubs are working hard trying to strengthen their squads for the second half of the season and put deals in place for the summer. Today, the latest on Malcom…

Arsenal are free to sign Malcom this month after Tottenham withdrew their interest in signing the £45m-rated Bordeaux attacker, according to the Daily Mail.

Malcom has developed in to one of the most exciting young talents in French football over the past two years since joining Bordeaux from Corinthians in January 2016.

The Brazilian forward has scored seven goals and provided four assists in his 17 Ligue 1 games so far this season while he’s expected to break in to the senior Brazil squad having represented his country at U23 level.

The 20-year-old’s potential has attracted interest from the Premier League with Arsenal and Tottenham strongly linked with a move for the South American attacker in recent weeks.

However, it looks like Arsenal have now been handed a boost as the Daily Mail claim Tottenham are ready to withdraw from the race as Mauricio Pochettino is prioritising other transfer targets.

The newspaper says Bordeaux are willing to sell if £45m is put on the table this month and Arsene Wenger may now be tempted to push through a deal for Malcom before the transfer window closes.

The Gunners boss is in the market for another attacker as Alexis Sanchez is expected to leave the Emirates with Man Utd and Man City battling for his signature.

Malcom is predominantly a right winger but he can play anywhere across the attacking midfield positions so he’d provide Wenger with plenty of options in the final third if he was to move to north London.

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We’ll have to wait and see how things develop over the coming weeks but it looks like Tottenham are ready to clear the way for Arsenal if the Gunners want to sign Malcom this month.

One Comment

  1. Voidhelix

    January 12, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    Even though Arsene Wenger himself denied they were involved. Yeah, nice try though….

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