Arsenal are claimed to be actively seeking out a long-term replacement for Alexis Sanchez, and target Malcolm’s representatives have been in London amidst the speculation.
Marseille winger Malcolm is supposedly linked with a move this month, with Manchester United and Arsenal both linked, and it is our club who is supposedly closing in on a £45 Million deal for his signature.
The Brazilian has scored seven goals in his 18 Ligue 1 appearances this term, almost a third of his club’s total league tally (22), and is the shining light in a really dire French side at present. That is before adding his five assists which means he has been directly involved in over half of his side’s league goals this season.
The 20 year-old was bound to come in for interest from a number of top clubs with his performances, and Arsenal may well have been lucky to have failed on Thomas Lemar in the summer, should this deal prove fruitful.
The player’s representatives have been tweeting themselves in London, further sparking the speculation surrounding our supposed move, and I for one would be hugely excited if we could pull off this deal.
We are also supposedly interested in signing Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez, PSG’s Julian Draxler and Monaco’s Thomas Lemar, but the potential of this young star outweighs them all at present. Lemar had a superb season last year, but has failed to hit those heights in recent months, and his price-tag has most certainly dropped somewhat from his £90 Million valuation of the summer.
Should Arsenal make Malcolm their main target this month? Does Mahrez’s proven Premier League pedigree or Draxler’s proven ability make them more important than the youngster?