Spurs the preferred destination for €40m Barca flop linked with Arsenal

Date published: Wednesday 22nd May 2019 5:11 - Samuel Bannister

Tottenham Hotspur hold the advantage over Arsenal in the race for Barcelona outcast Malcom due to one main reason, a report claims.

Malcom joined Barcelona from Bordeaux last summer – controversially cancelling a last minute agreement with Italian side Roma – but the Brazilian has not found much space in the first team in his debut season in Spain, leading to a decision that he is surplus to requirements.

Despite the fact that he only made six starts in La Liga this season, several of Europe’s top clubs have maintained their interest in the 22-year-old, having not forgotten the form he showed in France. Among the interested parties are London duo Arsenal and Spurs, but Don Balon claim that it is the latter who are in pole position.

The Spanish outlet claim that Malcom is attracted by the proposition of working under Mauricio Pochettino, given his impressive track record of improving youngsters.

Furthermore, Spurs are currently a more competitive side than Arsenal, having finished above them for the past three seasons and reached the Champions League final this season.

With Christian Eriksen linked with a move away, Malcom – who is still valued in the region of €40m – could prove to be his replacement.


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