The summer transfer window tends to throw up some bizarre links, and one that has taken everyone by surprise is Everton’s alleged interest in Bordeaux star Malcom.
On Tuesday, Sky Sports News reporter Kaveh Solhekol tweeted that the Merseyside outfit are in advanced talks with the winger regarding a £30m switch.
The journalist added that Everton have offered the 21-year-old a five-year contract worth £80,000 per week.
It would be a huge coup if Marco Silva was able to get a deal over the line for the Toffees, particularly as Malcom has been linked to Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.
Everton’s Merseyside rivals Liverpool recently acquired a new winger in the form of Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City, but after hearing this latest news about the Toffees, some fans think that their club pursued the wrong wide man.
Others have given credit to Everton for making an audacious move, while some Liverpool supporters have played down the potential signing.
Plenty posted their thoughts on Twitter.
What a let down if he goes there… malcom is better than everton
— lfc_allan (@allan_liverpool) July 17, 2018
Malcom another kid who nobody has seen play but everyone will say hes sick in the hope he is and they can say told you so laaaa same as Sandro Klaasen judge him after a year if hes good hes good but learn ye lessons from last year 😂
— 😀 (@_TF_LFC) July 18, 2018
— Mother_Fekir (@mother_fekir) July 18, 2018
Malcom in the middle…of the Premier League table
— Jamie Williamson (@jamie_LFC_90) July 17, 2018
@LFC try and steal Malcom off Everton, much appreciated 🔴
— Jamie (@lfcedits_) July 17, 2018
If Everton sign Malcom they may actually have a chance at the top half of the table
— Roderick Morrison (@lfc0908) July 17, 2018
I’m really hoping @LFC can complete and announce the signings of Fekir and Allison this week #ynwa ….. but why are Everton getting Malcom 😕 @LFC should have gone for Malcom instead of Shaqiri. £30 mil for 20 year old Malcom is a bargain. @LFC come on
— Albertino (@albzo19) July 17, 2018
Wow Malcom to the Ev. Fair play.
— Humza (@Humza_lfc) July 17, 2018
Malcom to #EFC is certainly exciting for them. He’s a big prospect and it’s a decent price in today’s market. But why are some of their fans claiming he’s going to be better than Mane & Salah? Ridiculous. #LFC
— Karl (@KMacoftheKop) July 17, 2018