By Dave Marshall
Brazilian youngster, Malcom has dropped a huge transfer hint on popular social media platform, Instagram as he posted a picture of him taking English lessons. The 20-year-old Bordeaux winger is attracting a host of top teams after a series of impressive performances for the Ligue 1 outfit, where he has shown the stuff he is made of despite the former Ligue 1 champions languishing in 15th place on the table.
20-time English champions, Manchester United are amongst a host of teams that have been monitoring his progress since he made the move to Europe two years ago and we are believed to be close to making a bid of around £40 million for the former Corinthians man.
With the player taking English lessons where he showed himself writing words such as “Good morning” and “I’m”, it means that the player is reportedly preparing for life in England.
United manager, Jose Mourinho has stated that some new arrivals may be seen at the club this winter as we aim to make a success of our season. We have been linked to a host of players such as Lucas Moura and Alex Sandro this transfer window but it is believed the signing of Malcom is high priority given that he is a big prospect for the future and is also being monitored by Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal.
The futures of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Juan Mata are still unclear, meaning that we have to find players that can replace them if they eventually decide to leave Old Trafford. United are 15 points behind Manchester City in second place on the league table and suffered a humiliating defeat to Bristol City in the League Cup with only the FA Cup and Champions League representing our only chances at winning silverware this campaign.
Malcom despite his tender years will offer bite, Brazilian trickery and pace to our attack that sometimes look pedestrian. He has scored 7 times and created a further four for Bordeaux this season.