Tuesday 23 October 2018

'Everton in advanced talks with Bordeaux to sign £30m Malcom'

Malcom
Malcom
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Everton have reportedly joined the race to sign Bordeaux's highly-rated Brazilian winger Malcom.

The 21 year-old, who was linked with Arsenal, Tottenham and Bayern Munich last January, has already attracted interest this summer from Spurs, Fulham and Inter Milan, with the Italian club offering to take him on loan for a season at a cost of £8.8 million with an option to purchase next year for a further £26.5m.

Everton were reportedly in advanced talks with Bordeaux on Tuesday night for a straight £30m fee for the player, who they are offering a five-year contract worth £80,000 a week.

New Goodison coach Marco Silva and director of football Marcel Brands are currently overhauling the Everton squad and although the likes of Wayne Rooney, Ramiro Funes Mori and Joel Robles have been allowed to leave, no  purchases have yet been made - a stark contrast to last summer when Ronald Koeman was one of the busiest Premier League managers in the transfer market and one of the quickest to move.

Malcom has made more than 80 first-team appearances for Bordeaux, scoring 20 times, and has represented Brazil at Under 20 and Under 23 level, but has yet to break into the senior side.

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