Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly ended their interest in Malcom, and the news had Spurs fan slamming the club for its decision. Brazilian news outlet Esporte had previously reported that Spurs had a £31million bid instantly rejected, which meant they were in the race for the 20-year-old winger.
What has angered the Spurs fan base is the report which states that Tottenham’s decision cleared the way for bitter north London neighbours Arsenal to sign him. Malcom made the move to Ligue 1 in January 2016 after 51 appearances for Corinthians in two years. The Brazilian has become one of the hottest young properties in Europe after becoming an integral part of the Bordeaux set-up.
The Brazilian winger has made 21 appearances for Bordeaux this season and has attracted a lot of Premier League interest through his excellent breakthrough season.
Malcom has grabbed 7 goals and 5 assists so far, with all but one assist coming in the league to help Bordeaux sit 15th in Ligue 1. While Malcom certainly seems to fit the Mauricio Pochettino’s setup at Tottenham, you wonder how much first-team action he would get when he competes with the likes of Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli, and Erik Lamela.
Tottenham are yet to do any business in the January window but after our gaffer admitted that we are not close to any signings so far, there is frustration amongst the fans.
And with Malcom being the latest player Spurs have opted not to sign, here’s how the fans reacted on Twitter.
No good for us then, obviously no vision.
— I Reeves (@IHReeves) January 11, 2018
He ain’t the brightest then. Must prefer EL than CL.
— John Morgan (@Jonny_morgs) January 11, 2018
WOW doesn’t want to learn from the best young coach in the world what a knob
— bore off (@rich20101982) January 11, 2018
I told myself not to get excited. I knew that it was January and it was early but I still stupidly allowed myself to get excited. When will I learn!!
— Andrew Faulkner (@faulkas) January 12, 2018
— Rajiv Ramlal Jr. (@RogerRajer) January 12, 2018
— John Hueston (@johnrhueston) January 12, 2018
Did we actually think that Bordeaux would let #Malcom leave for anything less than 45 – 50 mil in January?
Why even show interest in such a player if we’re not willing to go head-2-head with any other top club. Confusing strategy.#thfc #thfc transfer #coys @SpursOfficial
— Mattias Moberg (@MatMob) January 12, 2018
Imagine my shock – look forward to seeing him light it up down the road…
— Lamela Fan Club (@HotspurArmy) January 12, 2018
Appears to be a theme with our targets. If these players improve our squad then why don’t we buy them? It’s always at the right price
— Glen (@gleng1882) January 12, 2018
Ahhh.. Come on.. Another one ?
— Marcellinus Bhanu (@MarcellBhanu) January 12, 2018
Same old story – unless someone costs South of £25/30m we will generally drop out. Need to take a gamble every now and then though or we’ll get left behind eventually.
— James McClure (@jamesmcclure27) January 12, 2018