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Malcom must hit the ground running if he joins Tottenham

Malcom must hit the ground running if he joins Tottenham

According to The Daily Star, Tottenham are ready to revive their interest in out of favour Barcelona star Malcom this January. 

The Brazilian can play anywhere in the front three, which could prove to be invaluable to Tottenham during this testing period of the season.

With star man Harry Kane possibly facing a spell on the sidelines after injuring his ankle against Man United at the weekend, Tottenham are left with only one recognised fit striker, Fernando Llorente, because Son Heung-min is at the Asian Cup. The arrival of Malcom would help Tottenham through the next few weeks, whereby they face Chelsea again in the League Cup semi-final.

However, there is no guarantee that the 21-year-old would be an instant success at Tottenham. For example, his compatriot Lucas Moura arrived at Tottenham this time last year but was largely anonymous throughout the 2017/18 season. It is only this season that Moura has come into form and impressed. Tottenham simply cannot afford that same time period with Malcom.

However, given that both Malcom and Moura are built in a similar fashion, and are stylistically very similar, there would surely be the same worry from Mauricio Pochettino that the Brazil under-23 international will need the same amount of time to acclimatise to the rigours of the Premier League; by that time, The Lilywhites may have paid the price.

Ultimately, Malcom would be a tremendous addition to the Tottenham setup, but there will be a lot demanded of him as soon as he arrives, and everyone involved with Tottenham will hope that he delivers.

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