Premier League rivals Arsenal and Tottenham target Malcom has released a statement claiming that he will be moving to another club in the summer following an agreement he made with the club to let him leave the French club at the end of the current season, according to reports from Brazilian outlet UOL
The Brazilian-born winger, was formerly linked with Manchester United back in January, with the Red Devils said to be keen on the 20-year-old but a move failed to materialize and instead the Red Devils signed Arsenal’s forward Alexis Sanchez instead.
Tottenham Hotspur is said to be desperate to land the winger at Wembley this summer as they will be
Tottenham is said to be seriously keen on signing the winger this summer and in the bid to do so, they’ll be facing keen competition from arch-rivals Arsenal for his signature.
Both the North London giants had the opportunity to sign the 20-year-old winger during the winter transfer window. But fell through when the Gunners signed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan while Tottenham only brought in Lucas Moura from Paris Saint-German.
Malcom as quoted via OUL said:
“Yes, there was a promise that I will be negotiating in June. I will choose the team, and Bordeaux will let me go,
The winger who is rated at 30 million euros according to Transfermkt also added:
“I wanted to be out to pursue new goals,”
“But I also have to remember that Bordeaux helped me a lot. I gave them my word that I would continue to have more time to think about which club I will play. Those three or four months will make a lot of difference.”
The youngster got himself on a good start this season as he scored eight goals with six assists in 27 appearances in all competitions for the French club.