The latest Arsenal transfer rumours are saying that the Gunners have decided to try and get Malcom, who we were linked with for quite some time last year before he moved to Barcelona, on a loan deal after the Barca manager Ernesto Valverde has not become enamoured by the Brazilian. The Express reports today…..
The Brazilian attacker, 21, has struggled to make an impact since his summer move from French club Bordeaux.
Malcom wants to escape and the Gunners are set to step up previous attempts to sign him.
The midfielder was the subject of a major transfer war in the summer, as he appeared to have agreed a deal with AS Roma, before signing for Barcelona.
The Brazilian was set to board a private plane to Rome to signs deal, before he went AWOL and went to Catalonia instead.
He signed for Barca in a £45 million deal, and the Italian club threatened to sue.
After what appeared to be a lot of work for Barca, Ernesto Valverde has failed to give his new signing any real game time this season.
Malcolm has failed to start a game for Barcelona, and has staggeringly only been on the pitch for 25 minutes.
His agent, Junior Minguella, admitted last week that his client was unhappy at Barcelona.
“Every player needs a period of adaptation and minutes on the pitch to prove their worth,” he said.
“He hasn’t had them yet, but he’ll prove his worth when he does play.
“He doesn’t like the situation, but he’s focused and very motivated.”
Arsenal are not the only team interested in signing the unhappy star.
Everyone thought he was an up-and-coming superstar when he was at Bordeaux, so it must be extremely frustrating for him to be parked on the bench this season. Is it worth giving him a chance at the Emirates? Especially if Ramsey leaves in January?