Manchested United eye Brazilian forward Malcom for summer transfer

According to The Sun, Manchester United are keen to lure Brazilian forward Malcom to Old Trafford.

What’s the Story?

Manchester United have sent scouts to keep a close eye on Bordeaux star Malcom, who has been one of the standout players in Ligue 1 so far this term. The report suggests that Jose Mourinho has been an admirer of the Brazilian youngster for almost a year.

While United are thought to be leading the race to sign the 20-year-old, a number of clubs around Europe are also thought to be keen including Bayern Munich, Paris Saint Germain, Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea.

How good has Malcom been this season?

In short, incredible. It is no surprise to see almost all European elite clubs taking an interest in the former Corinthians man.

In 12 league starts for Bordeaux, Malcom has scored 5 goals, contributed 4 assists and been hailed as the Man of the Match 5 times too.

His dribbling abilities rival that of any of his compatriots and his ability to create chances is second to none. Combine this with his eye for goal and you have a very, very good players on your hands.

If he keeps up this form throughout the season, do not be surprised to see him on the plane to Russia with Brazil in the summer.

While some may argue that Malcom, who is valued at £15.3million by Transfermarkt, has yet to be fully tested in a more competitive league, his recent form has been remarkable and Manchester United should act fast to secure him before one of their European rivals.