Why Tottenham Must Beat Arsenal For The Signature Of £50m-rated Malcom
Premier League giants Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur were handed a huge boost when German champions Bayern Munich pulled out of the race for the signature of Bordeaux starlet Malcom. Bayern’s head coach, Jupp Heynckes earlier confirmed that the Bavarians have no interest in the player, as per The Sun.
According to recent reports, both the North London giants are now involved in a two-way battle for the services of this highly talented Brazilian attacker this summer. The £50m-rated Malcom has an obligation to leave Bordeaux for his preferred destination this summer, meaning we could potentially witness one of the most scintillating transfer battles in recent years, as the two North-London giants gear up to fight for the signature of Brazil’s attacking starlet.
Arsenal, in particular, are in dire need of a new attacker next season, following the departure of Alexis Sanchez earlier this year. But that being said, a move to Tottenham could also make sense not just for the player but for the club as well, therefore, let’s discuss as to why Spurs must beat their arch-rivals for the transfer for Malcom this summer.
First and foremost, Spurs have struggled with attacking depth in the past few seasons. Although that has been largely overshadowed by the incredible form of first-team regulars such as Christian Eriksen, Harry Kane and Dele Alli, the Lilywhites are often at a risk of falling into deep trouble in case of the loss of their star players.
In fact, Mauricio Pochettino’s men might have bundled down the pecking order in the PL top six had it not been for the impressive breakthrough made by Heung-Min Son this season. The South Korean international has emerged as one of the most rejuvenated players this season, scoring 18 goals and providing 9 assists in all competitions.
Therefore, it’s clearly evident that the North London giants do actually lack attacking depth, especially when star winger Erik Lamela suffers from injuries. Also, Mousa Sissoko has turned into a huge disappointment since joining the club in 2016. Even though they have signed former PSG star Lucas Moura earlier this year, the Brazilian is yet to get into his groove in English football so far.
Hence, Mauricio Pochettino’s men should definitely go all out for this highly rated Bordeaux youngster, who’s clearly destined to turn into a huge attacking prospect in the coming years.