Malcom set for big summer move but will Arsenal or Tottenham bite?

As reported by The Daily Mail, Bayern Munich are no longer in the running to sign Bordeaux winger Malcom, boosting Arsenal’s and Tottenham’s chances of landing the Brazilian this summer.

What’s the story?

Malcom has been linked with a move to both London clubs over the last few months but has also previously been linked with a big move to Bayern Munich too.

However, as The Daily Mail report, Bayern’s interest in the player appears to have significantly cooled with manager Jupp Heynckes ruling out a move for the 21-year-old.

As quoted by the paper, Heynckes said of Malcom: “I don’t think there is interest here. He always gets put into the shopping window but nobody really goes after him.”

That could be a significant boost to Arsenal’s and Tottenham’s chances of signing the attacker, who is rated as worth £27m by Transfermarkt.

Worth the fuss?

Turning 21 years old recently, the Brazilian winger has a bright future ahead of him and has shown at Bordeaux this season signs that he is ready to take his career to the next level.

Scoring eight goals and assists seven more in 29 appearances, the versatile attacker is producing well for a player of his age, especially when you consider Bordeaux aren’t exactly blessed with exceptional talent, currently sitting mid-table in Ligue 1.

Surrounded by better players at the likes of Spurs or Arsenal he could shine further and it’s clear from this season’s performances that in the case of Mauricio Pochettino’s side in particular they need natural width, which is something the youngster could definitely provide.

With big clubs sniffing around his signature, neither shouldn’t waste time in attempting to bring him to London. If he moves elsewhere this summer, he has enough talent that they could come to regret not moving for him when they had the opportunity.