Sunday, 27 January 2019

Arsenal switch attention from Suarez to another Barca outcast

As the end of the winter transfer window approaches Arsenal are casting their nets far and wide for players to bring in on loan to help us get to the end of the season in reasonable shape, but they seem to be having little luck so far. It looks like the deal for Denis Suarez has hit a brick wall, so now they have reportedly asked Barcelona to loan them another outcast in Malcom. The Sun reported this morning…..

ARSENAL are on red alert for Barcelona’s Brazilian misfit Malcom — and hoping for developments before deadline day.

The Gunners asked Barca to let them have attacking star Malcom on loan during their talks over midfielder Denis Suarez.

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has been ignoring former Bordeaux star Malcom, 21, this season but the club hierarchy still rate him highly and are reluctant to lose him.

That may open the door for a loan before the window shuts to keep him sharp for a return in the summer, while also putting the winger in the shop window to keep his value up.

Barcelona are dithering about Malcom’s long-term future and would demand £50million for him if they sell, a fee Arsenal would consider paying.

There is no doubt that Arsenal could seriously do with an out and out winger, but I’m not sure Malcom is the answer. What do you think?

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