Arsenal have emerged as the favorite club to sign 21-year-old Bordeaux star Malcolm as Tottenham who are one of Arsenal’s rivals for his signature ended their interest in signing the player due to Bordeaux huge price tag on the player.
Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Alexis Sanchez will be leaving the North London club this month, and he is desperately looking for his replacement before the close of the January window.
The Frenchman seems to have found a perfect replacement in Malcolm and he is doing everything possible to confirm his signature irrespective of his monetary value. However, the Bordeaux have pegged his transfer fee at £45million.
While reacting to the rumors making him the favourite manager to sign Malcolm, Wenger admits the player is a great player, but his main target is to finish among the top four teams in the Premier League by the end of the season.
Malcom has played 18 matches scoring seven goals in the current Ligue 1 campaign.
Meanwhile, Arsenal face Bournemouth in one of Sunday’s Premier League matches. The first leg of the encounter finished with an enthralling 3-3 scoreline. The French manager will hope his players are clinical in front of goal to avoid dropping points.
Arsenal fans eagerly await Wenger’s team list to see if want-away players Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez are in the Gunners starting lineup.