“I told myself not to get excited” “Obviously no vision” Tottenham fans react as Spurs opt out of signing Arsenal target

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.

However, the Daily Mail has reported that Tottenham were not going to pursue the winger as Bordeaux wanted £45million for the player’s services.

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.

  • Tony Borg

    It’s the same old story year in year out, for the last three years we’ve been in a great position in the table, then come January when we have the chance to add some quality to the squad to give the club that extra push, Levy fails us. This season it could be a disaster not adding a pacy wide man as in Malcom, he would help us on all fronts and at the same time taking away from Arsenal. If we fail to make a top 4 spot and don’t take Champions League football into the new stadium the blame will lye at Levy’s feet. It’s a massive amount of money that will be lost, the signing of such a player might just get that 4th spot which would more than pay for the player itself. Mind you I’m not going to hold my breath.