Arsenal, Manchester City and Newcastle United are among the sides keen on Brazilian winger Malcom ahead of the summer.
According to 90min, Malcom has plenty of interest from the European and English sides. Arsenal, Manchester City and Newcastle United are keen to explore a move for the Brazilian winger, who may look to re-enter the frame in a top league.
Malcom, if one does remember the name, could return to one of the top five leagues in the summer. The Brazilian winger has had a productive season with Zenit St Petersburg, scoring 26 goals across all competitions. But he may want to explore a new challenge away from Russia.
The ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine has rendered Russian clubs to play no part in European football. Yet, Malcom has continued to produce top-class performances for Zenit. But he may sit down to explore his alternatives in the summer.
Paris Saint-Germain are keen to sign the 26-year-old in the summer window as they could re-shuffle their forward line. Malcom might consider the option but may even wait for Premier League clubs’ offers, with a few interested in taking the 26-goal Brazilian winger.
Arsenal are among those keeping close tabs on Malcom’s situation. Zenit have the luxury to ask for a sizeable fee considering Malcom is tied there until 2027. The report claims £40 million should suffice for the Russian giants to sell.
The Gunners are keen on a wide attacker as cover for Bukayo Saka. The England international has signed a new deal, and now Arteta will focus on bringing in a competitor for the winger. Malcom could suit the Spaniard’s requirement. But Arteta will be cautious over the Brazilian’s asking price.
Arsenal are keen on Moussa Diaby as their preferred target, but there’s plenty of competition for the Frenchman. Hence, the 26-goal Brazilian winger could become an alternative for the Leverkusen star, albeit only if the Gunners can reduce his asking price drastically.
Meanwhile, Manchester City are also reportedly looking at Malcom as a possible option. Their right side of the attack could go through minor changes, with the future of Riyad Mahrez uncertain. Bernardo Silva could also depart if Barcelona can cough up the required money to sign the Portuguese international.
Whether Malcom is a realistic target for Pep Guardiola remains the question. But he might become an option for Newcastle United. Eddie Howe wants to strengthen the right wing in the close season and remains interested in several players.
Barcelona’s Raphinha is linked, but Howe will likely keep his options open. Malcom for a good price might do the trick, but the 26-goal Brazilian winger has seriously lacked proper European experience in the past seasons since leaving Spain.
Overall, Malcom remains at the peak of his powers. But whether he has the pedigree to play and excel in the Premier League remains the question. For now, he will look forward to offers to quit Zenit, as the Russian club will wait on proposals that come close to their asking price.
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