Tottenham Hotspur are yet to venture into the transfer market to secure the signing of a new talent, and recent reports suggest they are set to miss out on a golden opportunity this summer.
Reports throughout the summer have suggested that Tottenham are planning to offload a handful of players in order to accumulate significant funds to put towards the acquisition of new talent. With the stadium move on the horizon there is every chance that there is some truth in those rumours, but now that Tottenham have established themselves as a top-four club on a tight budget, it seems ridiculous to think that they could be relying on sales to fund the acquisition of new players.
The most disappointing aspect of Tottenham’s lack of activity so far is the fact that plenty of their rivals such as Man City, Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool and even West Ham have spent signficant sums of money to bolster their options ahead of the new season.
And now it seems that Everton will make their first move in the transfer market by securing the services of one of the hottest talents on the continent right now, namely Malcom of Bordeux.
According to the Daily Telegraph, Everton are in advanced negotiations with the Ligue 1 outfit over £30 million deal which would see the Brazilian earn a contract worth £80,000 per week.
Meanwhile, Sky Sports believe that Tottenham are in discussions with Aston Villa over the signing of Jack Grealish this summer – a deal which would undoubtedly represent a marvellous piece of business for the club.
However, whilst Daniel Levy is attempting to take an ideal opportunity to land Grealish on a cut-price deal, he is simultaneously missing out on the chance to sign a fantastic prospect for the future at a very reasonable price.
In the current market £30 million represents an absolute steal for a wide player who scored 12 goals and provided 7 assists from 35 appearances in Ligue 1 last season. Considering Malcom is only 21-years-of-age, his record bodes extremely well for his future in European football.
Naturally, Levy does not have a bottomless pit of money to dip into, but with no activity to report so far this summer, he should have money to play with and, with these points to consider, Tottenham could live to regret their failure to sign Malcom as Everton edge closer towards completing a huge coup.
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