Arsenal Will Have ‘Hard Time’ Sealing Malcom Deal, Says Bordeaux President
Bordeaux president Stephane Martin has promised Arsenal a “hard time” as they seek tonegotiate a deal to take 20 year old Brazilian winger Malcom to Emirates Stadium.
The Gunners see Malcom as a replacement for Theo Walcott, who is set to join PremierLeague rivals Everton. But Bordeaux will play hard ball.
The Gunners are trying to negotiate a €50m deal for Malcom, but Martin says his club willnot be especially accommodating in negotiations.
“Things are clear with his agents. He has not had his contract extended this summer just togive him away this winter,” he told L’Equipe.
“We haven’t had any discussions with Arsenal. From our point of view, it’s all hot air. Theycan always try, but they will have a hard time taking him from us.”
Arsenal see Malcom as part of their rebuild, with Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott leavingthe club this month and Mesut Özil yet to sign a new contract.