With £25m deal for Lucas Moura almost done, Tottenham quit January pursuit of Arsenal target

Tottenham Hotspur will sign Bordeaux winger Malcom after the end of the season, according to various reports. Malcom has been a shining light for Bordeaux in an otherwise disappointing campaign so far. They lie 9th in the table, 30 points off runaway leaders Paris Saint-Germain.

The winger has been a consistent performer for the Girondins and is considered as one of the brightest young Brazilian prospects. His performances have seen him get tracked by some of the Premier League clubs, including Arsenal and Tottenham.

Mauricio Pochettino is a big fan of Malcom and already has identified him as the prime target for the next transfer window, as per UOL. Although a January transfer looked likely, Bordeaux have now stated that the player won’t be going anywhere ahead of Wednesday’s transfer deadline.

“There is no shadow of ambiguity, Malcom stays at Bordeaux,” Bordeaux president Stephane Martin told French newspaper Sud Ouest.

Last week, Matin said:

“I have said it before and I will say it again, he will not leave. He said that one day he wanted to play in the Premier League.

“That is normal, which player would not want to play in England. There is therefore no Malcom problem.”

The report adds that a move is very likely to happen after the end of the season although Malcom won’t join Spurs this month. The nippy winger reportedly met Pochettino last week and was thrilled with the prospect of joining Spurs.

However, Pochettino could spring a surprise after our gaffer admitted that the club are keeping their options open ahead of the transfer deadline.

“Of course we have some options. We are going in the last few days to see if we can add players that add good quality,” Pochettino was quoted by Football.London.

“If not then it won’t happen. But it’s about in the next few days to see if we have some possibilities with some players.”

Malcom is one of brightest prospects of the game right now and has so far shown why so many clubs are trying to sign him.

The Brazilian, should he join us, would offer a very dimension to our attack and would make it more fluid. And if the deal goes over the line, it would be a win-win situation for both the player and our club.

With the £25m deal for Lucas Moura appearing all set to be completed, it looks like we’ll only pursue Malcom in the summer and it would be a welcome move if we do not drop our interest in the youngster.