According to a report by Sky Sports, Tottenham Hotspur target Malcom is in advanced talks to join their Premier League rivals Everton, and Spurs fans have been quick to react to the rumour.
French media outlet Le 10 Sport reported on July 9 that the north London outfit had reignited their interest in the Brazilian winger having wanted him during the January transfer window, but it appears as though the Toffees have stolen a march on them.
Sky Sports say that Bordeaux chairman Stephane Martin will meet Everton representatives on Thursday over a £30m deal worth £80,000-a-week for the 21-year-old, who would have been competing with the likes of Son Heung-Min, Lucas Moura and Erik Lamela for a spot in the XI if he linked up with Mauricio Pochettino’s men.
Lots of Tottenham supporters, some of whom are split on the potential departure of a 28-year-old star, have taken to social media to give their thoughts on the story, and while one said “it’s becoming a joke”, another said he’s “the next Aaron Lennon”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Always thought at the time of the club being linked with Malcom originally it was either a choice between him and Moura and the club ended up going with Lucas.
However with Sonny missing the start of the season, there’s still another attacking spot left to fill.
— Ricky Sacks 🎙 (@RickSpur) July 17, 2018
Its becomming a joke…
— Timmy Ryan (@TimmyRyan3) July 17, 2018
Why are people melting down over this? If Poch/Levy really wanted him, we’d have signed him already. Not like we’re missing out on a major target
— Dominic R-S (@DommyRS10) July 17, 2018
I am getting sick and tired of all our supposed targets going else where
— Simon Sanders (@siespurs76) July 17, 2018
Agree we need to make signings but he’s another clinton njie, to move forward we need something special. Who or where they are I don’t know but he ain’t it!
— nick claydon (@nickclaydon37) July 17, 2018
Considering he was the Plan B for when Utd don’t sell us Martial, this isn’t good
— Oliver Donovan (@Donny1013) July 17, 2018
Hes obv shit so if hes going to everton so i wouldnt worry. be the next aaron lennon
— Tron (@TronTromatic) July 17, 2018