Report: Tottenham planning £44m bid for Barcelona outcast Malcom

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Malcom has played 25 minutes of La Liga football for Barca but could he finally move to the Premier League with Tottenham Hotspur.

Malcom Filipe Silva de Oliveira of FC Barcelona during the Trofeu Joan Gamper match between FC Barcelona and Boca Juniors at the Camp Nou stadium on August 15, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain

Malcom was at the heart of one of the summer’s most bizarre transfer stories.

The thrilling Bordeaux winger spent most of the last few months being linked with a big-money move to Tottenham Hotspur, with Le 10 Sport claiming in July that Spurs had made contact after narrowly missing out back in January.

But by the time the transfer window shut in August, Malcom was a Barcelona player, the La Liga champions dramatically hijacking the Brazilian’s move to Roma at the eleventh hour.

If Sport is to be believed, Malcom could soon be on his way again. It has been claimed that Barca boss Ernesto Valverde never wanted the 21-year-old at the Camp Nou and he has played just 25 minutes of football in two substitute appearances.

As a result, Tottenham are ready to renew their interest. Sport claim that Barcelona could be ready to cash in during the New Year and Spurs are willing to offer £44 million to finally land a player Mauricio Pochettino has allegedly wanted for some time.

Malcom of FC Barcelona looks on during the La Liga match between CD Leganes and FC Barcelona at Estadio Municipal de Butarque on September 26, 2018 in Leganes, Spain.

This would make Malcom the most expensive player in Spurs’ history – and would make Barcelona a tidy profit.

The report adds that Tottenham’s North London rivals Arsenal, as well as Inter Milan, have enquired about the possibility of taking Malcom on loan, but Barcelona have no interest in letting him go on a temporary basis.

Malcom before the week 8 of La Liga match between Valencia CF and FC Barcelona at Mestalla Stadium in Valencia, Spain on October 7, 2018.

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