Date: 21st January 2018 at 2:39pm
Written by:

Tottenham are increasingly confident of winning the race to sign Bordeaux forward Malcom this month.

Press Association Sport understands Malcom, who has already scored seven goals in Ligue 1 this term, is keen to secure a Premier League move and wants to play in the Champions League.

But a deal is being discussed that would loan the 20-year-old back to Bordeaux, who are fighting relegation and reluctant to lose a key player mid-season.

It is understood Malcom is happy to see the campaign out with his current team. Bordeaux brought the then 18-year-old to Europe from Corinthians only two years ago.

Mauricio Pochettino would also struggle to include the Brazilian in his Champions League squad, which already boasts the full allocation of non-home grown players.

Pochettino stayed tight-lipped when asked about Malcom on Friday.

“He has been linked with different clubs. I don’t want to speak about players that are in other clubs.”

Pochettino is hopeful Hugo Lloris can shake off a virus in time to face Southampton on Sunday, with Michel Vorm ready make his first league appearance in goal since April last year.

Tottenham sit fifth in the table, three points adrift of the top four, having won eight of their last 10 matches.

  • Dublin Yid January 21, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    I know you tube clips are shit but he does have potential in that he is very quick, has a trick or two and he’s fearless..nothing Poch can’t mould..

  • Andy January 21, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    Malcom doesn’t use his right foot enough. Like Townsend, he cuts in from the right wing, on his left foot, instead of crossing the ball with his right foot. It makes him less unpredictable. He has potential, because he is young, but Spurs shouldn’t spend silly money on him.

  • Blanchflower January 21, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    where’s eriksen 🙁

  • caveman January 21, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    Bad news, no Eriksen in the team today. Step up Dembele.

  • Nick January 21, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    No arsenal or Tottenham bids for the player though ?