Tottenham Hotspur have been widely linked in the media with a move for Bordeaux starlet Malcom.
The Brazilian has made headlines in recent weeks as he has also been touted as a target for Spurs’ arch rivals Arsenal.
Now, though, there are reports that Tottenham could switch focus to another Brazilian lighting up the stage.
Goal.com reports that Mauricio Pochettino is keeping an eye on Ajax winger David Neres.
The 20-year-old is believed to be a back-up option if the club fail to secure the signature of Malcom.
Neres has impressed this season by scoring eight goals in 17 Eredivisie appearances, and he has also managed to create nine assists in that time.
Despite being just 20, the attack-minded player has started 16 games in all competitions for Ajax.
Whoever Tottenham end up signing – if they nab either – then they are sure to get a talented addition.
Some fans expressed on Twitter that they would prefer the club to bring in Neres over Malcom.
Would definitely prefer David Neres over Malcom
— Si Morgan (@TweetSiMorgan) January 23, 2018
I prefer David Neres
— 🇬🇭乇koω 乇ssαħ Ayensu🇬🇭 (@ekow_ayensu) January 23, 2018
Absolutely, Ricky! David is a demon down the right. Creates all the right kind of chaos in the opposition's half and he plays defense unlike Malcom.
— Aaron Pitters (@aaronpitters) January 23, 2018
Ajax will have barred Levy's number so that's a no-goer 🤣
— Spiggy (@SpiggyTope) January 23, 2018
Really really really good player. Some Brazilians say he’s better than Malcom. Faster too
— Hotspur Banter (@Hotspur_Banter) January 23, 2018
would prefer Neres personally
— Joel Clements (@joelclements) January 23, 2018
Take them both.
— Spurs Singapore 🌐 (@KingLionsXII) January 23, 2018