Tottenham have reportedly been in contact with Barcelona about a possible move for Brazilian winger Malcom.
The 22-year-old joined the Blaugrana last summer from Roma for a fee of £38m (Metro) but has failed to impress at Camp Nou having only made six league appearances last season for the La Liga champions.
According to Mundo Deportivo, the Catalan giants are willing to sell the Brazilian for the right price while being aware of interest from both Tottenham and their bitter rivals Arsenal.
However, the player is far from desperate to move from Catalonia, despite his limited game time.
📰 [MD] | Negotiation between Malcom’s agent and the management is very clear.
🔶 Malcom wants to continue despite the few minutes he gets and does not mind the second season because he is convinced he has a place in the team and the management think he can be good. pic.twitter.com/CMH7YQLKmD
— BarçaTimes (@BarcaTimes) June 13, 2019
Spurs were heavily linked with the former Roma star in January, with Sport reporting that the north London club had decided to move for the Brazilian.
The report further stated that talks between the two clubs had started over Malcom’s move to England, with Spurs hoping to sign him on loan with compulsory purchase option.
If the 22-year-old decides to move this summer, the Lilywhites will have an advantage over the Gunners in that they can guarantee Champions League football next season at their brand-new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
‼️ Malcom's agent, Luis Fernando Menez Garcia, has told Mundo Deportivo that he will travel to Barcelona next week to meet with the board to clear up Malcom's future. The player wants to stay & doesn't mind sacrificing a second season, as he's convinced he has place in the team. pic.twitter.com/HGDezZATx3
— Blaugranagram (@Blaugranagram) June 13, 2019
The only down-side of the move to the better side of north London for the Brazilian, who has four years left on his contract at the La Liga side, would be a possible lack of action as he would face heavy competition in his position at Spurs.
Malcom’s agent is set to sit down with Barcelona’s chiefs next week to decide what the future holds for the midfielder.
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