One of the many midfielders from Barcelona who have not had a good time this term could be the centre of attention from a myriad of Premier League clubs
This is what has been claimed by journalist Duncan Castles, who believes that Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham are all eyeing a move for Barcelona player Malcom, who only just completed a £46m switch from Bordeaux to Camp Nou back in July 2018. However, the young Brazilian has been a disappointment so far, failing to establish himself as a first-team regular under Ernesto Valverde, and accruing a mere 15 appearances for the Spanish champions this season.
And Castles — who also confirmed that the Catalans have put up former Liverpool ace Philippe Coutinho on the shopping window as well — is of the opinion that the 22-year-old is now surplus to requirements at the Nou Camp. “(As well as Coutinho) they’ve also got Malcom on the market this summer and, again, I would see him as being a player that would appeal greatly to a number of the Premier League clubs,” he told The Transfer Window podcast.
“Manchester United obviously looked at him before he moved to Barcelona, Arsenal have been very keen on him, I believe Tottenham Hotspur have an interest in him too, although not sure he fits into the recruitment policy Tottenham have going into next season.
“So yeah, there could be a lot of movement from Barcelona. It’s interesting the way they’ve set themselves up. It’s a different kind of stockpiling of players, but they’re doing that Manchester City, Chelsea thing of buying players with the view of having them as part of their club for a season or a couple of seasons can increase their value and allow them to make profits from the transfer market that will subsidise the purchase of their superstar names they need to keep themselves at the top of the Spanish league and in the Champions League.”