Monday, 19 March, 2018

Reported Arsenal target Malcom starts for Bordeaux vs Caen

Bordeaux Deny Arsenal Move For €50m-Rated Malcom Reported Arsenal target Malcom starts for Bordeaux vs Caen
Kristopher Love | 21 January, 2018, 03:48

The Brazilian has seen both north London clubs closely linked with an approach in recent weeks, with a transfer possible as early as this current transfer window.

Would Malcom have joined this list of transfer flops?

However, Pochettino refused to discuss any potential move for Malcom after he refused to confirm or deny their interest in the Bordeaux winger. He's asking himself what's the best thing for him, for his future.

"If Liverpool want you to work for them tomorrow, you'd go", he told a press conference, via the Evening Standard. Lacazette doesn't look like he will score in a month of Sundays, Danny Welbeck is not a winger, and no matter how good Jack Wilshere is playing he's not going to be the one who scores you the goals.

Arsene Wenger had hoped to lure the former Corinthians youngster to the Emirates Stadium for £35m, but Arsenal now face a battle to land him before the end of the window. "We are not on that case at the moment".

Tottenham are close to wrapping-up a £44m deal to sign Malcom after Arsenal refused to meet Bordeaux's valuation of the attacker, according to reports in Brazil. Bordeaux President, Stephen Martin, meanwhile described Arsenal's interest as "hot air". With seven goals and five assists to his name in the league, Malcom could be a valuable player for Liverpool.

Mauricio Pochettino would also struggle to include the Brazilian in his Champions League squad, which already boasts the full allocation of non-home grown players. However, the 20-year-old would find it hard to break into a starting lineup featuring the likes of Mo Salah and Sadio Mane - though the sale of Philippe Coutinho might help.