Arsenal is reportedly in search of a new winger, and the latest player linked to the club is Brazilian international Malcom, who currently plays for Zenit St Petersburg. He recently extended his contract with the Russian club until 2027.
Malcom has been in excellent form this season, scoring four goals in a match for the first time in his career on 29th April 2023, helping Zenit achieve a 1-5 away victory against Krylya Sovetov. He has also had some noteworthy performances in the past, such as scoring the winning goal in the 2021 Olympics Final against Spain after extra time.
According to Transfermarkt, Malcom’s current value is 27 million euros. The Brazilian star is one of the biggest names in the Russian Premier League, and many top clubs across Europe have taken notice of his skills on the pitch. However, Zenit will demand a high transfer fee for the winger given his contract extension, making it tough for Arsenal to secure his services.
Journalist Pedro Almeida has reported that Arsenal is preparing a summer move for Malcom. Still, former Russia international striker Ruslan Pimenov is not entirely in favor of Malcom’s move to London and prefers the Brazilian to select another competition.
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The Gunners’ interest in Malcom highlights their intention to strengthen their squad and compete for titles in the future. If they succeed in signing Malcom, he could be a valuable addition to the team, providing the creativity and attacking threat that they need to succeed.
It remains to be seen whether Malcom will join Arsenal in the upcoming transfer window. However, the Brazilian’s form and talent on the pitch make him an attractive prospect for any top European club. With Arsenal keen on his services, it is possible that they may make a move for the winger, provided they can meet Zenit’s high transfer demands.
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Naples-born Enzo Cattaneo has spent more than a decade living in Madrid and writing about Spanish football, German football and the Premier League for various Spanish football websites and now he writes about World football for World Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers and rumours pretty much nonstop since the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time playing Esports games.