In Focus: Tottenham determined to win race to sign Bordeaux winger Malcom

According to reports in The Times, Tottenham Hotspur are still in discussions to sign £45m-rated Bordeaux winger Malcom even though they are closing in on a £25m deal to bring Lucas Moura to Wembley from Paris Saint-Germain.

What’s the word, then?

Well, The Times says that Spurs are confident of completing a move for the 25-year-old before the January transfer window slams shut on Wednesday, with the north London outfit willing to give the Brazilian a four-and-a-half year contract.

However, Mauricio Pochettino’s men are also in talks to bring another wide player in Malcom to the club, as they look to win the race to sign the in demand 20-year-old, valued at £45m by his club according to the Daily Mail.

How has Malcom done this season?

He has been excellent.

The Brazilian has scored seven goals and provided a further five assists in 21 Ligue 1 appearances so far this term, and he has become renowned for cutting in from the right and scoring from long range with his left foot.

According to WhoScored.com, the winger has successfully completed 56 of the 84 dribbles he has attempted in the French top flight during the current campaign, while he has made 50 key passes.

Would he be a good signing for Tottenham?

He certainly would be.

The 20-year-old looks to have a massive future ahead of him, and his style should mean that he is ideally suited to the Premier League.

Spurs are lacking pace and decent wide options right now, and if they could bring Lucas Moura and his Brazilian compatriot to the north London either this month or in the summer, Pochettino would be very pleased.

Will they get him?

A summer deal is looking more likely, but with former Tottenham midfielder Gus Poyet now in charge of Bordeaux, the north London outfit may hope to agree a deal that sees them buy the Brazilian before loaning him back to the Ligue 1 outfit for the rest of the campaign.