Tottenham Hotspur landing Malcom would be brilliant for them and devastating for Arsenal

Bordeaux's Brazilian forward Malcom runs with the ball during the French L=1 football match between Bordeaux and Montpellier on December 20, 2017 at the Matmut Atlantique stadium in...

Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with Bordeaux forward Malcom heavily in recent times.

Bordeaux's Brazilian forward Malcom runs with the ball during the French L=1 football match between Bordeaux and Montpellier on December 20, 2017 at the Matmut Atlantique stadium in...

According to Brazilian news outlet Esporte, Tottenham Hotspur are still interested in signing Malcom from Bordeaux, despite Arsenal going after the Brazilian.

Spurs intend to meet with Malcom’s agents in the near future, and if they can pull off a deal then it would be an impressive show of superiority over their north London rivals.

Tottenham could really disrupt Arsenal’s transfer plans by signing up Malcom, as the Gunners arguably need the forward more.

Bordeaux's Brazilian forward Malcom (R) celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Dijon (DFCO) and Bordeaux at Gaston Gerard Stadium in Dijon on December...

Spurs already have an enviable forward line, which is packed with quality, and all of their attacking players have room to develop. 

But, with the futures of both Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil in doubt, Arsenal need a marquee signing to appease concerns and strengthen their attack.

Malcom of Corinthians in action during the match between Corinthians and Goias for the Brazilian Series A 2015 at Arena Corinthians stadium on October 15, 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

By stepping in their way, Spurs would confirm that a power shift has taken place in the capital. Tottenham have been looking up at Arsenal for too long, but they finished above Arsene Wenger’s side last term and if they start winning the battles in the transfer window too, then the future will look very bright for the Lilywhites.

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