Rejuvenation: Spurs track Barcelona winger Malcom

Tottenham Hotspur continue to track Barcelona winger Malcom this summer, per Mundo Deportivo.

What’s the word?

The Brazilian forward, who made 24 appearances in all competitions in 2018/19, is set for talks with the Spanish club over his future.

The report claims that Malcom hopes to stay at the Camp Nou next season but that he is deemed as one of the club’s most saleable assets.

There are a number of clubs said to be monitoring the forward, with Spurs and Arsenal both making their interest known to Barca.

Mundo Deportivo mention that the north London clubs have been the “most in contact in recent weeks”. Inter Milan are also interested.

Another revival

Malcom and Barcelona is a relationship that hasn’t really worked out.

He scored just four goals in all competitions and provided a mere two assists this season.

Signed from Bordeaux for a fee of £36.5m, his return has been paltry, particularly in a team that also boasts the likes of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.

It is not hard to see why Barca are willing to cash in and Spurs could be the perfect suitors.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino has worked miracles on players before – look at Lucas Moura’s renaissance and Moussa Sissoko’s emergence as the best midfielder outside of the top two in England – and this could be yet another example if the deal becomes a reality.

One feels that he could use a change of scenery to get back to the form he showed at Bordeaux and working with Pochettino could see him again become one of the most exciting wingers in European football.

It may not be a priority right now, but this would be a smart deal on both sides.

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