Arsenal finally ready to move on from star Chilean Forward Alexis Sanchez after a tumultuous 3-and-a-half year stay with the club.
Manchester City still lead the race for the 29-year-old, after a failed attempt last summer, in a deal could net the Gunners upwards of £35 million, but before any potential Sanchez deal is approved, the Londoners need to secure a long term first team replacement.
Brazilian forward Malcom, of French side FC Girondins Bordeaux, is Arsene Wenger’s number one transfer target, according to BBC correspondent David Ornstein.
Any move will be difficult, Les Girondins are in the thick of a relegation battle and their chances to stay in the top flight of French football will take a massive hit by selling one of their best players.
But according to transfer specialist Gianluca Di Marzio, Arsenal have scheduled a meeting with Bordeaux over the 20-year-old, where a bid need to meet the french sides €50 million valuation, paving the way for an end to the Sanchez era.
The young Brazilian starts most of his games on the right wing, and leads his Ligue 1 side in goals netting 7, and setting up anther 4 in 18 appearances. He is a tricky dribbler, is equipped with pace, and can score from long distance.
Stats website optasports.com also credits the former Corinthians star with the league lead in expected assists for players aged 21 and under with 5.7, making him an intriguing up and coming prospect for a team looking to secure his signature.