£40M Brazilian Emerges as Target for Arsenal and Newcastle United

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Brazilian winger Malcom has emerged as a top transfer target for Premier League powerhouses Arsenal and Newcastle United. The Brazilian had an underwhelming stint at Barcelona, where he struggled for playing time. However, Malcom has reignited his career at Zenit St Petersburg. With 26 goals and nine assists in the 2022/23 season, the 26-year-old’s exceptional form has caught the attention of European clubs, including Arsenal, Newcastle, and treble-winning Manchester City 

Following a successful spell with Bordeaux, Malcom made a high-profile move to Barcelona but struggled to make an impact due to limited opportunities on the field. However, he has since found his rhythm with Zenit St Petersburg, showcasing the exceptional talent that once made him one of the most exciting players in France.

Arsenal and Newcastle United Emerge as Potential Destinations for Malcom

Showcasing outstanding performances in Russia. As a result, Malcom has attracted interest from Premier League clubs Arsenal and Newcastle United. Zenit’s assistant coach, William de Oliveira, believes there is a genuine chance of Malcom leaving the Russian champions this summer. Commenting on the situation, de Oliveira stated, 

“I think it’s real…He is 26 years old. Quite young.” 

However, the Brazilian had a potential move to Paris Saint-Germain fall through earlier this year, leaving his future uncertain.

Malcom’s Talent Deserves a Bigger Stage

Nevertheless, interest from Premier League giants Arsenal and Newcastle United underscores Malcom’s reputation as a top player. Igor Semshov, a former Russian international and Zenit player, praised Malcom’s abilities, stating, 

“Malcolm is a top player for our league, and for European clubs like PSG or Arsenal… Moving to Europe will be a plus for his career” 

This endorsement from a respected figure in Russian football further highlights Malcom’s potential impact in the Premier League.

Malcom’s Perspective for the Future

In spite of his failed move to PSG, Malcom remains optimistic about his future. He expresses his commitment to Zenit St Petersburg, stating that if a big move doesn’t materialize, he will be content staying at the Russian club. Malcom leaves the decision-making to his agent, focusing solely on his performance on the field. Furthermore, he acknowledges the talent of his teammates and emphasizes the importance of prioritizing the success of the team. Nevertheless, with his exceptional talent and the desire for a bigger stage, Malcom is poised to make an impact wherever he lands in the future.


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