- As per latest transfer news, Everton are closing in on signing Malcom from Ligue 1 club Bordeaux
- However, the French club are holding out for a fee in the region of €40m, given that the player is under contract until 2021
- Inter Milan and Tottenham are the other clubs which are interested in bringing the 21-year-old to their club
After what was a disappointing campaign for Everton last time around, the Merseyside club are looking to restrengthen this summer in order to challenge the elites of the Premier League and finish as high as possible next season.
One player that is currently hot on Everton’s radar is Bordeaux midfielder Malcom, who has missed all the pre-season matches for the French club till now, even though his name was on the initial 19-man list for the pre-season. As per leading French publication L’Équipe, negotiations for Malcom are in advanced stages now and if not this week then by the start of next week, the Brazilian will be an Everton player.
Malcom’s absence from pre-season friendlies raises further questions over his future
Malcom missed Bordeaux’s pre-season friendly against AS Saint-Étienne and even sat out of their match before this, but at that point, the rumours regarding his departure were still in very raw. However, in the last week or so, these rumours have concretised and his exit from Bordeaux to the Premier League seems imminent.
As per latest Malcom transfer rumours, the 21-year-old is inching closer to a move to Everton with negotiations moving at a strong pace. He had earlier been linked with Inter Milan, who were willing to take him on loan with an option to buy later, however, that move was outrightly rejected by Bordeaux.
Tottenham are also monitoring Malcom’s situation but are currently way behind Everton
There is also interest in Malcom from North London club Tottenham, however as per latest Malcom Transfer Rumours, Spurs are way behind Everton in the race. Although the Merseyside club are yet to make a formal offer to the French club, there is no doubting their interest in the winger.
However, Everton will need to make an offer in access of €40m, as that is the minimum Bordeaux are holding out for their star man, who is on contract with them till 2021. The move to the Premier League will be a good change of scenery for him and will also give him the global exposure that he lacks while staying in Ligue 1.
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