Before the Gunners signed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer, all the Arsenal transfer rumours were pointing us in the direction of Malcom from Bordeaux, but the French club wouldn’t play ball and refused to countenance any move for the 20 year-old, despite the player’s open wish to move on to a bigger and better things.
Malcom himself revealed on Brazilian TV that he is still keen on a move and told them that he would definitely be considering offers in the summer. He was quoted as saying: “Yes, there was a promise that I will be negotiating in June. I will choose the team, and Bordeaux will let me go.”
But now the Bordeaux’s club president Stephan Martin has now denied that he has made any promises, but has admitted that Malcom wants to leave and will be willing to enter negotiations in the next transfer window.
“We did not not promise anything,” said Martin.
“We will review his case this summer, for sure. He made no secret of his desire to leave. We’ll talk about it again this summer.”
So should Arsenal go back for the young Brazilian? He scored 9 goals for Bordeaux last season and has already scored 8 this season in half the games and has obviously already secured a European work permit if he is playing in France, and according to numerous reports he is extremely talented already despite his young age.
Should Malcom be a main target for Arsenal this year?