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Moura deal close but Tottenham could make another big transfer splash this year – report

The Tottenham fans in the Transfer Tavern are desperate for Mauricio Pochettino to bring in a few new players. The Lilywhites have fallen behind on that front this month, with Spurs yet to improve.

However, fortunately, according to the Evening Standard, that could change in a big way going forward. The Evening Standard reports that a deal to bring Lucas Moura to Tottenham is edging ever closer, with a move now looking increasingly likely to occur this month. However, the Brazilian’s arrival is not the only acquisition on Daniel Levy and Mauricio Pochettino’s mind. 

Brazilian winger Malcom is also interesting the London-based outfit, and a deal to secure his signature could also be tied up before too long. Significantly, a January deal is unlikely, as Tottenham are more keen to get him on board by the time the summer rolls around. As a result, whilst he may well sign on before the end of the season, he’s likely to join ahead of next year instead. 

This is a rather significant development for Spurs. The signing of Moura is fantastic for the present, but a move for Malcom would show foresight for the future in more ways than one. Not only are they actively preparing for next season already, but at 20-years-old, Malcom is certainly an option for the long-term, rather than the short-term.

Currently playing for Bordeaux, Malcom is an exciting attacking midfielder with bags of potential. Technically gifted and quick, the Brazilian is a very talented young player.

Of course, the priority will be to get a deal for Moura over the line, but thereafter, it seems likely that Tottenham’s attention will firmly shift to the summer.

Landlord’s Verdict

Moura would be a top signing, and at 25-years-old, he’s a player in the prime of his career.

Malcom, however, would undoubtedly be more of a bit-part option as he continues to develop. Mauricio Pochettino has proven his quality at bringing the best out of young talent, and if Malcom can develop even half as much as someone like Dele Alli, he will be some player.

Spurs’ transfer policy continues to impress.

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