Tottenham fans react as Everton reportedly close on Malcom deal

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…