Malcom: Man Utd weighing up £26m bid for Brazilian star
Manchester United are considering a £26m bid for Bordeaux star Malcom, according to the Sunday Times.
Manager Jose Mourinho is known to have wanted to sign a winger in the last transfer window, but the club was unable to secure his targets. Inter Milan’s Ivan Perisic topped his wish-list.
With Perisic having signed a new long-term deal at San Siro, the Red Devils have been forced to pursue other options. Malcom is now on the radar.
The 20-year-old Brazilian can play anywhere across the attacking midfield line. He has started the 2017/18 season with seven goals and four assists in 17 Ligue 1 appearances. That return has caught United’s attention.
Mourinho will reportedly be given £80m in the winter transfer window to strengthen his squad ahead of the second half of the Premier League season. He is reportedly keen to invest almost £30m of that kitty in signing the talented left-footer.
Malcom joined Bordeaux from Brazilian side Corinthians in January 2016.