The Barcelona player is going through lack of playing time and is performing poorly. It seems he will be exiting Nou Camp with a lucrative offer.
Barcelona have invested plenty in the recent summer transfer windows. The Catalan giants have invested heavily to strengthen their squad. It seems some of the players aren’t performing up to the level. It seems one such Barcelona player will be out of Nou Camp with a lucrative offer ahead.
Barcelona forward Malcom is reportedly being targeted by Guangzhou Evergrande as he could seal a shock early exit from the Nou Camp. The Catalan giants splashed out £36.5m on the Brazilian starlet to beat Roma to his signature as he arrived from Bordeaux this past summer. Much was expected from him, but he has managed to make just nine appearances so far this season. He scored just two goals. With that in mind, he perhaps isn’t as key as first imagined. but Guangzhou Evergrande are preparing a swoop for him. It would still be a surprise if Barcelona allowed him to leave so soon after arriving.
It could be argued that he is still an important squad player as they continue to try and compete across multiple fronts. Further, at just 21 years of age, he still has his entire future ahead of him. Perhaps that shouldn’t be cut loose before he has a real chance to prove his worth. But as per the report above, he is being linked with a move to join a number of compatriots under Fabio Cannavaro, in what would be quite a coup for the Chinese outfit who could potentially offer a lucrative deal given that it’s noted in the report that they splashed out €40m on Paulinho this past summer. With a lack of playing time at Barcelona, perhaps that could force him to consider his options.
It would be interesting to see whether Malcom would be willing to go that far for playing time. The likes of Oscar and Witsel regretted moving to China. Perhaps given his age, the La Liga champion should give the Brazilian some time and more matches under his belt.