Liverpool are plotting a move for FC Girondins Bordeaux wide man Malcom this summer. According to recent reports, the Reds are planning to make a move for the Ligue 1 ace when the transfer window opens in the summer. It is believed that the Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is on the lookout for new players who can strengthen his attacking options ahead of the new campaign.
Some sources are now claiming the Merseyside club have identified the 21-year-old as an ideal target, who can boost their attack as they look to mount a realistic title challenge next term. Malcom has put in a number of match-winning displays for the French side during the course of this campaign which has not gone unnoticed. Recent reports suggest that a whole host of European clubs are already tracking him after being left impressed by his eye-catching performances this season.
The Brazilian winger has featured in 36 matches for Bordeaux this season, scoring 10 goals while grabbing 7 assists in all competitions. At a mere age of 21, he has already shown signs of promise but whether he can fulfil his massive potential in the near future remains to be seen.
The Reds of Merseyside need a point from their last league match to ensure UEFA Champions League football for the next campaign. Jurgen Klopp’s side has also managed to book a place in this year’s Champions League final with a crucial encounter versus Real Madrid coming up later this month.
The potential acquisition of Malcom will undoubtedly bolster Klopp’s attacking options ahead of the new season. The Merseysiders have attacking players such as Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Adam Lallana, Dominic Solanke, Danny Ings and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain competing for a place in Klopp’s starting eleven. The addition of Malcom will definitely improve their squad significantly and add more competition for places within the Reds team.
The 21-year-old wide man has proven himself in French football and could turn out to be a clever signing for Liverpool if they manage to pull off such a deal. Malcom is extremely versatile and can operate in a number of different positions across the pitch. The former Corinthians player can play on either flank or in the number 10 position which makes him a perfect fit for Jurgen Klopp’s team. Only time will tell what lies ahead in the future of Malcom and whether he ends up making a move to Merseyside this summer.