Tottenham Hotspur are one of several teams now being linked with a move for PSV Eindhoven striker Donyell Malen. Italian website CalcioMercato are reporting that Tottenham, along with Everton and AC Milan, have joined the race to sign the player in the future.
Malen has had an exceptional season so far. He recently scored his first goal for the Dutch national team and has scored 11 goals in 14 games for PSV.
Tottenham would be a perfect location for Malen as he would likely be immediately considered a first-team option in attack.
It would also see him make a return to North London.
Malen is, in fact, a former Arsenal prodigy. The 20-year-old joined Arsenal from Ajax in 2015. However, after two years at the club, he decided to head back to Holand, joining PSV Eindhoven. Contrary to popular belief, he is not an Arsenal reject. The player told De Telegraaf in May that he made the decision to leave Arsenal, as he wanted regular first-team football.
“That I was sent away from Arsenal is certainly not true.
“I still had a contract for a year and Arsenal even wanted to extend that.
“I don’t play football for the money. I never did that. Otherwise, I would not have left England.”
Of course, Tottenham would now love to bring him in and perhaps show their biggest rivals what they’re missing.
Malen has thrived back in Holland and there will undoubtedly be a scrap for his services at some point in the near future. If Tottenham end up winning that scrap they could end up having a reason to gloat over the Gunners.