In what seems like a rumour that has been recycled multiple times by the national press, it is being reported that we are seeking a deal for Bordeaux winger Malcom.
This time, Italian TV station Premium Sport (translated by TalkSport) is reporting that the Brazilian’s representative has flown to the UK to speak with us and Liverpool.
The agent is said to want to hear from both clubs before helping to decide his client’s next move.
The report’s reliability has already been questioned. The Liverpool Echo have dismissed the Reds’ link with the 21-year-old, and from our perspective, it does seem like the talk is very much coming from the player and those who represent him.
Malcom is certainly a talent. He scored 12 goals and provided eight assists in 38 games last season, but we have other priorities. Manchester United’s Anthony Martial and Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha are believed to have been targeted by the club; both of which could play in the Brazilian’s preferred position on the right flank.