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Malcolm Ebiowei from Derby to Tottenham: Is it a good potential move? Would he start? What does he offer?

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Tottenham are interested in signing Derby County attacker Malcolm Ebiowei this summer, a report from The Sun has claimed.

Ebiowei only joined Derby earlier this season, but the 18-year-old is already making quite an impression at Pride Park.

The 18-year-old has already made 15 first-team appearances for the Rams, scoring once and providing two assists in that time, something that is starting to attract attention from elsewhere.

According to this update, Spurs are now one of the Premier League clubs who are keen to sign the teenager as we approach the transfer window.

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But just what it mean for those involved if a deal to take Ebiowei to Tottenham was to go through?

We’ve taken a look at some of the big questions that might be asked about this potential deal, right here.

Is it a good potential move?

This does seem like it could be a good move for Tottenham to make.

Ebiowei is already showing that he is a hugely talented attacking player, who at 18-years-old, has the potential to be a big asset for the future.

With his contract at Derby expiring at the end of this season, this is also a move that should be easily affordable for Spurs, so it could make sense from a financial perspective as well.

Indeed, with the likes of Crystal Palace, Fulham, Leeds and Leipzig also credited with an interest, this could be Tottenham’s best chance to get a deal for Ebiowei done, so they may want to move while the opportunity is still there.

Would he start?

To begin with, you feel opportunities in the starting XI would be limited for Ebiowei.

While the attacker has undoubtedly shown a huge amount of promise at Derby, it is a big step up from a Championship relegation battle to the top end of the Premier League, and European football.

As a result, you feel there may need to be something of an adaptation process for Ebiowei if he makes this move, and at 18, he does have plenty of time to go through that.

Indeed, when you consider the established attacking options that Antonio Conte already has available to him at Spurs, it is not going to be easy for the teenager to go straight to the top of the pecking order in North London anyway.

What does he offer?

You do feel that Ebiowei could bring a fair amount to Spurs if he joins.

Obviously, there is the ability to make that things happen that he has already shown, but it seems that the circumstances behind that suggest he offers plenty more as well.

For starters, given he is just 18-years-old, Ebiowei is taking on much more experienced and established players than himself on a weekly basis, showing the confidence and self-belief he already possesses, that can be so important for an attacker as he searches for goals.

It is also worth noting that the attacker has been doing while in the eye of a storm given the financial troubles at Derby, showing that he has the focus and ability to cope with pressure required to adapt to challenging situations, something that is also likely to serve him well throughout his career.


UCLan Sports Journalism graduate, been writing for Football League World since March 2019. I've previously worked for the likes of Blackburn Rovers and Opta, among others.

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