Sagnol: Premier League target Malcom will be sold

Date published: Wednesday 28th February 2018 8:26

Former Bordeaux boss Willy Sagnol says the Ligue 1 club are desperate to sell Brazilian winger Malcom in the summer.

Malcom, 21, has been linked with Arsenal, Liverpool, Man Utd and Tottenham, as well as more recently to Bayern Munich.

Globo Esporte claimed Arsenal had offered €50million and a five-year contract to the player in January, while La Provence reported that United scouted Malcom in Bordeaux’s 1-1 draw with Marseille last month.

Meanwhile, Malcom’s representatives at Elenko Sports reportedly met Bayern officials for preliminary transfer discussions a few weeks ago.

But as yet no deal is in place for the player with Bordeaux looking to start the bidding at €60million, according to Bild.

“Bordeaux really wants to sell because they want the money,” Sagnol told Bild.

Sagnol coached Bordeaux from 2014 to 2016 and found Malcom playing fort Corinithians in Brazil.

“I discovered Malcom and brought him over from Brazil to Bordeaux in January 2016,” added Sagnol, who is currently a technical coach at Bayern Munich.

“He is more like Robben as a player than Ribery. He is not that quick but has great technique. I did receive some flak in France because I had paid €5million for an 18-year-old, but looking at it today, it’s a real bargain – and he has far from reached the end of his development as a player.”

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