Tottenham fans have reacted with excitement at reports that they’re close to signing Brazilian striker Malcom from Bordeaux.
It had looked like north London rivals Arsenal were going to seal a deal for the exciting winger.
The Independent reported that both clubs had bid for the player, but that Spurs were only willing to pay £31million.
Arsenal were closer to the £44.5m that Bordeaux wanted and he looked like he would be a replacement for Alexis Sanchez who is seemingly heading to Man United.
However, earlier today a BBC journalist announced that the Arsenal deal was off as they considered the player too inexperienced for the money that Bordeaux wanted.
David Ornstein tweeted the news on Friday morning on his official Twitter page:
No developments expected today on Sanchez/Mkhitaryan. Still work to do as currently Mkhitaryan deal hasn't moved on & could yet go either way. Arsenal hopeful on that + Aubameyang. Talks continue. Malcom off – meetings held but eventually deemed too inexperienced #AFC #MUFC #BVB
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) January 19, 2018
Immediately following this, a reliable journalist who covers the Premier League for Brazilian media outlet UOL Esporte said that the Tottenham was not only back on, but close with a fee totalling £50m.
Caio Carrieri claimed that Malcom’s agents had met with Pochettino and Levy earlier this week and were “delighted” with what they heard.
Tottenham are close to sign Malcom from Bordeaux. His agents met Mauricio Pochettino and Daniel Levy this week in London and were absolutely delighted with what they heard. It is likely to be a £40m + £10m deal.
— Caio Carrieri (@caiocarrieri) January 19, 2018
Tottenham fans took to Twitter in excitement at the prospect of not only getting a hugely talented player, but seemingly snatching him from under rivals Arsenal’s noses too.
Here is a selection of the best reactions from delighted Tottenham fans:
Announce Malcom 🙏
— Simon Rebello (@Ola_Simao23) January 19, 2018
If Spurs sign Malcom I may tell my wife we can have a 3rd kid.
— Levy Out (@rtotten) January 19, 2018
Lucas Moura and Malcom 😍😍😍 Brazilians coming to spurs is what I've been waiting for
— thiago 🇧🇷 (@treezzus) January 19, 2018
Seeing so many more reports on Malcom to spurs, trying not to get excited. pic.twitter.com/c7EANghyxQ
— Tøm (@TomCOYS) January 19, 2018
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