Arsenal manager Unai Emery has been busy in the transfer window, but there is one area of the pitch that could do with some tweaking.
A new winger would complement the club’s activity so far, which has included the signings of Stephan Lichtsteiner, Bernd Leno, Sokratis, Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi.
Bordeaux star Malcom has been linked to the North London outfit in the past, while Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United have also been registered with an interest.
However, according to Sky Sports News reporter Kaveh Solhekol, Everton are in advanced talks with the Brazilian over a £30m move.
The Merseyside outfit have come out of nowhere to seemingly blow their competitors out of the water.
Whether a deal is close to completion remains to be seen, but it would be a huge coup if the Toffees sealed the 21-year-old’s signature.
Since making the move to Bordeaux from Corinthians, Malcom has scored 20 goals and recorded 13 assists in Ligue 1.
After the news broke, some Arsenal fans expressed their surprise in Everton’s approach, while others urged the Gunners to scupper the deal.
Everton in talks with Malcom over a 30+ add ons deal paid over 5 years. Why aren’t @Arsenal looking into that deal. Would be the icing on the cake of this transfer window. Great winger who would fit in perfectly. @UnaiEmery_ please hijack the deal. @ArsenalFanTV #arsenal #AFC
— Kazzoff (@Kazzoff1) July 17, 2018
Malcom to the Toffee’s for just over £30m?!
Thats come out of nowhere. We apparently bid in Jan but nothing since. Wonder why?!
Fair play Everton if get the deal done
— Joe Hawkins (@joehawkins_afc) July 17, 2018
Not bothered we aren’t signing Malcom specifically, but it’s infuriating that we are going to end up not signing a quality winger because, despite being owned by a billionaire, we have to sell before spending any more while mid table teams spend £40m on players 😤 https://t.co/vBt5hVoZm9
— Harry 🇬🇧🏴 (@AFC_Harry34) July 17, 2018
Everton is keen on signing Malcom for a fee around 30M.
I’m surprised that we are not being linked with him as well. Arsenal clearly need a bit of extra pace down the wings, something that Ozil and Mkhitaryan can’t offer because they’re playmakers. #AFC pic.twitter.com/1YgEN3riSc
— Fábio Carvalho (@FCarvalho88) July 17, 2018
— GoonerMartin🔴⚪AFC (@GUNNERFORCE15) July 17, 2018
Malcom to Everton? Felt like he’s someone we could’ve had some use for in the squad….
— J (@49ShadesOfAFC) July 17, 2018
@Arsenal How can we let Malcom go to Everton, he would be a beast for us and we need a winger. Watch him rip it up and then we will be interested again but won’t pay the 80 mil Everton want for him after 1 season, when we could have bought him now!
— Scott Raven (@ScottRaven69) July 18, 2018
Please tell me Arsenal will rival Everton’s bid for Malcom #arsenal
— truK (@hot_truk) July 18, 2018
Wenger couldn’t get us Malcom now he’s off to Everton!!!!!
— All Things Arsenal (@AllArsenal1) July 18, 2018
If Everton end up signing Malcom and Chelsea sign Bailey… I’m gonna be upset. @Arsenal
— Connor (@hxines) July 18, 2018