Quite how an Italian outlet has an inside scoop on a Brazilian who plays in France signing for an English club, we’re not sure, but it’s not impossible that Premium Sport have been in contact with Malcom’s representatives.
HITC translate their report, which says the Bordeaux winger’s agent is flying to England to speak with both Liverpool and Spurs about a potential transfer.
Sky Italia confirm Liverpool’s interest, but actually suggest it’s Serie A outfit Inter Milan who are in pole position to clinch the 22-year-old – claiming it’ll cost €50m to secure him.
Considering that’s not far off what Liverpool are about to pay for Nabil Fekir [Paul Joyce], we don’t think Liverpool will be interested at such a price.
Malcom scored 12 goals and registered seven assists in Ligue 1 this season just gone, but he’s still quite raw and inconsistent.
He has has bags of pace and trickery, but we’re not sure we’re going to be in a position to spend a huge sum of money on him, considering our need for a goalkeeper of elite quality.
Take this rumour with a pinch of salt, for now.