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Arsenal have surged ahead of Manchester United in the race to sign Brazilian winger Malcom, according to reports.
The youngster is attracting interest from some of Europe’s biggest clubs after an impressive debut season in Ligue 1 since joining Bordeaux in January 2016.
Brazilian reporter Bruno Andrade says Arsenal are in talks with Bordeaux to sign the winger.
“I posted last week that Arsenal came into the fray for former Corinthians [player] Malcolm,” he tweeted.
“Today I hear that the conversations are progressing well.”
Malcolm is even doing better than he did last season, showing signs of improvement. He scored seven goals last season but has already matched that figure this season in 20 appearances.
A left footer, with great dribbling skills, pace and a good eye for goal, Malcom will be a great signing for Arsenal. He has all the potential to become a top footballer and all the ingredients to be fans favorite if he moves down here.
As expected, he won’t come cheap. Bordeaux are reportedly holding out for a figure closer to the £44m mark.
Should Arsenal manage to seal the deal, fans would have to be patient with him because he isn’t at the level to match Sanchez’s exploits just yet.