Tottenham Agree £44m Deal To Sign Brazilian Star After Arsenal Baulk At Price Tag
Tottenham are close to wrapping-up a £44m deal to sign Malcom after Arsenal refused to meet Bordeaux’s valuation of the attacker, according to reports
The January transfer window is in full swing 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, Tottenham close-in on Malcom…
Tottenham are close to wrapping-up a £44m deal to sign Malcom after Arsenal refused to meet Bordeaux’s valuation of the attacker, according to reports in Brazil.
Malcom has been strongly linked with a move to the Emirates over the past week after Arsene Wenger had identified him as a potential replacement for Theo Walcott following his move to Everton.
The Guardian reported earlier this week that a move to Arsenal was close after the Gunners had met with the 20-year-old’s agent in France last weekend to discuss personal terms.
However, Wenger suggested at his press conference on Thursday that he had cooled his interest amid speculation linking Arsenal with Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
BBC journalist David Ornstein then claimed earlier today that Arsenal’s proposed deal was off as they decided Malcom was too expensive for a player with relatively little experience in a top league.
That seems to have opened the door for Tottenham as UOL eSporte are reporting that Arsenal’s north London rivals are now closing-in on a deal to sign Malcom after holding talks with the players agents in London this week.
The Brazilian outlet claims Malcom was impressed by Mauricio Pochettino and Spurs have agreed to pay Bordeaux an initial fee of around £35m with a further £9m coming in additional add-ons.
It’s not yet clear whether the Brazilian winger will link-up with Tottenham now, be loaned back to Bordeaux for the rest of the season or if the deal will simply be scheduled for July 1st but it looks like Spurs are on the verge of completing their first signing of the January window.
Malcom has emerged as one of the top young talents in Europe since joining Bordeaux two years ago and he’s provided seven goals and four assists in his 17 games so far this season so he should prove to be a great long-term addition.
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