New coach Gus Poyet and club president Stephane Martin have reiterated Bordeaux’s ‘not for sale’ stance over Brazilian starlet Malcom.
The 20-year-old winger has been linked with big money moves to both Arsenal and Sp*rs in recent weeks, but it looks like he’ll be staying put for the time being.
Asked about Malcom’s future in an interview with L’Equipe, Poyet revealed that he’d not have taken the role if their in-demand star was set to leave.
“I asked straight away if Malcom would be staying or not. They said ‘yes’. I said ‘OK, now we can continue the discussion’.”
While admitting that Malcom harbours ambitions to play in England – the player has even been learning English in his spare time – President Martin made clear that, for the moment at least, he’ll not be crossing the Channel.
“Malcom, it has been said and said again, he will not be leaving.
“He has said he wants to play in the Premier League one day. That is normal, what player wouldn’t want to play in England? There is no problem with Malcom.”