Report: Tottenham consider paying £40.6m for Barcelona winger Malcom

Malcom of FC Barcelona in action during the preseason friendly match between Vissel Kobe and Barcelona at Noevir Stadium Kobe on July 27, 2019 in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan.

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly keen on signing the Barcelona star.

Malcom during the match between FC Barcelona and Cultural Leonesa, corresponding to the 1

According to a report from Spanish publication Sport, Tottenham are thinking about paying €45 million (£40.6 million) for Barcelona winger Malcom.

The Brazilian joined the Catalan giants from Bordeaux last summer for around £36.5 million, according to BBC Sport, and he has since gone on to struggle at the Camp Nou.

Malcom racked up just four goals and two assists in 24 appearances for Barca, so Spurs paying £40 million plus for the winger's services would have to be considered as somewhat of a risk for them.

 

He is a real talent, however, and Mauricio Pochettino might just be able to get the best out of him at Tottenham.

The South American chalked up an impressive 12 goals and seven assists in 35 Ligue 1 appearances for Bordeaux during his final campaign in France.

At 22, Malcom still has plenty of years left before he even reaches his peak, so it could be argued that £40.6 million would represent decent value for money for Spurs.

Malcom during the match between FC Barcelona and Cultural Leonesa, corresponding to the 1

Pochettino does have Heung-Min Son and Lucas Moura as out-and-out winger options, but the addition of Malcom would provide him with another top class talent.

The Brazilian has been far from his best over the past 12 months, but he was never really given a chance at Barcelona.

And perhaps a move to Tottenham could end up being the making of him.

Malcom during the match between FC Barcelona and SD Huesca, corresponding to the week 3 of the Liga Santander, played at the Camp Nou, on 02th september 2018, in Barcelona, Spain.

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