Bordeaux forward, Malcom, admits playing for Arsenal, Tottenham or Bayern is his dream, but seeing people post edited pictures of him in their shirts makes him laugh.
Speaking to Sud-Ouest on Friday, Malcom revealed that he sees all the things people post about him on Instagram. He says he is focusing on Bordeaux at the moment, but clearly he’s thinking about his future after the French club.
“On Instagram, people put me with Arsenal jerseys, Tottenham, Bayern,” he said. “Even if it’s my dream, it makes me laugh. I play for Bordeaux. At the moment, I only think about that.
“There were interested clubs (in January) and it’s always good to have new goals in your career. Playing the Champions League is a dream that every player has. But I spoke with the president. He had my word that I stay until the end (of the season). I told him he could count on me. After that, I do not know.”
Malcom recently told the Brazilian media that Bordeaux have promised he can leave at the end of the season. If he does, you’d expect Arsenal to be following the situation.
The only obvious reason for the transfer falling through in January was that the club didn’t want to sell. Earlier on in the window David Ornstein described Malcom as Arsenal’s “first-choice option” to replace Alexis Sanchez. Clearly there weren’t any doubts about the player’s ability.
The Brazilian only turned 21 in late February, which makes his tally of eight goals and seven assists in 28 appearances from the wing this season pretty impressive. Even more so when you consider Bordeaux has lost or drawn every single league game he hasn’t played in.
We’ll have to wait and see whether Arsenal revive their interest this summer, but it certainly looks like the youngster is available.