Malcom Admits Premier League ‘Dream’ Amidst Spurs Interest
Tottenham target Malcom has admitted that playing in the Premier League would be a “dream”amidst reports that the North London club are negotiating his purchase with Bordeaux.
The 20-year old was initially a target for Arsenal during the January transfer window, but theGunners’ interest has cooled given Bordeaux’s asking price.
The Brazilian played in Bordeaux’s 1-0 win over Nantes on Saturday, but was in coy mood about theprospect of moving to the Premier League this month.
“I do not know if I will be staying or leaving. I leave that to my agents, to the club. If I leave that isgreat, I thank the club for everything," he told reporters after his side's 1-0 win over Nantes.
"That is life. These are choices. There you go. Now we will see. If I have to stay, I will stay. If I am toleave, then I will leave. So long as I am here, I will do my work.
“Is England a dream? Yes it is a dream, it is a dream for all players and I am no different. As I said, Iam here, I must think about working and nothing else. I must not think about leaving now.” Find the new customer bonus code here, to be used when signing up as a new customer at this betting and gaming site.
Wenger pessimistic on Malcom Deal
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he does not think the Gunners will be able to complete adeal for Bordeaux’s Brazilian attacker Malcom.
Arsenal have been negotiating with the French club for the signature of the 20 year old as areplacement for Theo Walcott, who joined Everton earlier this week.
The Gunners boss did hint that the deal may be reignited in the summer, telling his Thursdaypress conference, “No, I don’t think that will be done in January.”
With Arsenal set to get Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Manchester United in a swap deal for AlexisSanchez and Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre Aubameyang also set to join, Malcom is notseen as a priority in this window.
Earlier in the week, Bordeaux president Stephane Martin said Arsenal could expect a hardtime negotiating a transfer for a player they are set on keeping until the end of the season.
Bordeaux are currently three points above the relegation zone and Malcom is their starplayer. There is some suggestion that a deal could be done if Arsenal were prepared to loanthe 20 year old back to Bordeaux until the summer.