Major development on two Tottenham transfers – sign one, none or both?

Another day, another host of Tottenham Hotspur transfer rumours in the British media, with talk of progression on potential deals for Brazilian pair Lucas Moura and Malcom.

Sky Sports suggest that sources close to Moura have confirmed Spurs’ interest and that the Paris Saint-German wideman is eager to move to the Premier League.

Meanwhile, The Telegraph state that Tottenham are now favourites to sign Malcom from Bordeaux after other clubs stepped away from a deal and that Mauricio Pochettino has already met the player and his representatives.

Spurs usually are reluctant to buy in the mid-season window but with both players, if the opportunity is there to sanction a deal, the opportunity could be too good to turn down.

However, with both Moura and Malcom similar players and Tottenham already possessing a host of top-drawer attacking midfield options, it appears as though the North London club must pick one over the other.

The PSG man is more-experienced at 25 years old, with the former Sao Paulo man also having plenty of international and Champions League football under his belt.

As such, Moura represents the more sensible choice given the fact that he has proven himself at the highest level of the game and at this moment in time is a more rounded option.

Malcom has been impressing in Ligue 1 this season for a modest Bordeaux side but must be adjudged as something of a wildcard option.

With no caps for the Brazil national side, no experience of European football and the fact that he is being judged solely on his performances in France, the younger of the two South Americans represents a risk.

For all his talent and ability, Malcom has the potential to follow in the footsteps of Clinton Njie or Georges-Kevin Nkoudou and struggle to replicate his Ligue 1 form in the Premier League.

As such, if as today’s media reports suggest and Tottenham make progress with both players, Pochettino should look to bring Moura to Spurs rather than Malcom.

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