According to a recent report by Sport, Everton have joined the race to secure the services of Malcom from Barcelona during this summer transfer period.
However, the same source has claimed that Zenit St. Petersburg are currently leading the chase to land the Brazilian winger in this off-season. Sport has also revealed that the Toffees have launched a €40m (£36.7m) offer for the La Liga sensation this summer.
Malcom’s Bitter Spell At The Nou Camp Last Season
Malcom was a frustrated figure for Ernesto Valverde’s side on his debut campaign as he found it difficult to secure regular first-team chances after completing a high-profile switch from FC Girondins Bordeaux last summer. The 22-year-old featured in 22 matches for the Catalan outfit in the previous campaign, registering four goals while creating two assists in multiple competitions. Therefore, making a switch away from Spain this summer could be a perfect opportunity for the player to rekindle his form as a winger.
The Brazilian talent has already shown glimpses of his brilliance while wearing the colours of Barca. However, he needs to find a level of consistency with his performances on the field if he wants to succeed at the highest level. Marco Silva will undeniably benefit from bringing in a player of Malcom’s skillset this summer as his current squad at Merseyside lacks depth out on the wide areas.
The Toffees were over-reliant on Richarlison, Bernard and Theo Walcott to provide width last season. Hence, it’s high time that Silva signed a new winger who could come in and compete for a wide berth at Goodison Park. Malcom will add another dimension to the Everton attack next season if they can find a way to land him before the start of the new campaign.
What Will The Brazilian Wing Wizard Bring To The Goodison?
Malcom is one of the quickest players in the La Liga, and his blistering pace allows him to complete some lung-bursting dribbles up top. Malcom is versatile enough to play on either flank as a winger or take up the duties of a secondary striker in the final third if required. However, the Barca rising star needs to be more clinical in front of the opposition goal if he wants to become a world-class player in his position someday.
The acquisition of a player of Malcom’s pace and wing play will improve Silva’s squad depth significantly at the blue half of Merseyside. The former Ligue 1 sensation will not only add a lot of quality to the Toffees frontline but will also increase competition for places within the Everton squad.
Recruiting Malcom could help the Goodison-outfit compete on all fronts and put an end to their long wait for some silverware next season.