Bordeaux: Malcom is staying put

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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.”

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Cruff
Cruff

shame, exciting sounding player

Nketibag
Nketibag

I like the look of Malcom as a prospect, but I would much prefer Fekir now. Watch Lyon’s last game – unfortunately just added another 10m to his price..

Too Drunk To Be Offside
Too Drunk To Be Offside

Frankly I have never seen him play and sounds a bit over-rated. I would much prefer a Lucas Perez upon his return from Loan filling the wide player role ahead of Malcom.

SizC
SizC

“Frankly I have never seen him play and sounds a bit over-rated.”

How on earth can you have an opinion on someone you haven’t seen!!!

Thank you for your informed opinion!

lessthanthesumoftheirparts
lessthanthesumoftheirparts

Frankly the fact anyone at all is talking about this 20 year old shows that he’s rated. Suggest you watch him first before spouting uninformed shite.

Too Drunk To Be Offside
Too Drunk To Be Offside

Oh the infallible ‘everybody says’ argument. Does that really make the shite you are spouting of the ‘informed’ kind?

lessthanthesumoftheirparts
lessthanthesumoftheirparts

So I’m supposed to take your ‘I’ve never seen him play’ seriously over the so called professional football journalists that I care to listen to. Right, good one.
I say this because you regularly spout uninformed shite on here. Tonight alone you’ve laid multiple comments oh here peddling your sad little agenda.

getschwifty
getschwifty

“ITK” people on Twitter seem to be saying the same bs, how they want him loaned back until the Summer. If this is true, why wouldn’t Arsenal accept these terms?

Cliff Bastin
Cliff Bastin

Well there goes our converted centre back/midfield anchorman hybrid.

Eternal Titi Berg Pat Nostalgia
Eternal Titi Berg Pat Nostalgia

Lemar under the radar would be an error. Lemar is very fast, technical and has a football mind. I still remember what him and Dembele did to England.

santori
santori

Too expensive . Over priced at 90m++

3310
3310

I wish by the time he will be available, we will be able to compete with the big boys.

#Justpassingby

santori
santori

NOT worth it.

For the money being asked, same price or more than Mahrez who is entering his peak years and is on form at the moment plus experienced in league.

Jack
Jack

Last week – ‘Arsenal in for Malcom, Aubameyang and Mhkitariyan.’
1 February – ‘Giroud coming back from injury is like a new signing.’

Vonnie
Vonnie

If Oli hadn’t been injured he would have helped us to a few more points for sure. He would be like a new signing!

PFo
PFo

Given that it was looking more likely that Spurs were going in for him this window thant that we were, I think this is good news. Better he stays put than goes to that lot.

Though I think we could use a very speedy, very direct, young winger in the near future, to complement our silky number 10 types and deadly strike force (assuming the PEA deal gets over the line). Unless Nelson develops really quickly in that regard (and I think even he’s more of a number 10), it’s something this squad is lacking a bit, especially after selling Theo and Ox.

gooner
gooner

I’ve watched some Dortmund games lately. There’s this kid Jadon Sancho, only 17 but he’s going places.

What shocked me was the fact he’s English and they bought him from city for around 10 million euros

loose_cannon
loose_cannon

We were heavily linked with him actually, apparently he’s good mates with Reiss Nelson as well

Alex
Alex

No offence, but some of you are funny, guys. The media shake his name (maybe after some request by his agent) and you run like headless chicken… Have you watched ONE game of this guy? No. And don’t tell me about Youtube.

Giovani
Giovani

Yes!
I watched a lot of games when he was playing here on Brazil
and i gotta say, that i think he’s a far better player than GJesus9

Pedant
Pedant

If we, like Malcom himself probably is, are unhappy with this does that make us (in the) Malcom-tent?

Pakgooner
Pakgooner

No

Naitimreh
Naitimreh

So you see Malcomcoming?

craszy+gunner
craszy+gunner

I have to be honest l prefer the thought of Malcolm for £35m than Lemar for £90m …l have looked at Lemar and he looks a good player with end product but that’s all he is a good player…at best…

I am not convinced Lemar will be a success in the EPL it is too much of a risk…

Jacob
Jacob

Would be nice to think that, after replacing Theo/Coq/Sanchez with mkhi and Aubameyang, we might focus our energies on the defence, the goalkeeping position and the centre of midfield come the summer.

But that is provided we do get those deals done. If we do, and keep Ozil and Jack (big ifs) then the summer rebuild isn’t as drastic. If we don’t get Aubameyang we’re suddenly going to look a little bit silly for not securing Malcom when it seemed we had the opportunity to do so.

Yagaru
Yagaru

Bringing in more defenders won’t help. The defenders we have are good players. They just need someone to drill them and coach them in defending. Doesn’t help that they don’t get enough protection from midfield and we don’t have a decent CDM either.

Toobes
Toobes

He would have killed Reiss Nelson anyway. Phew, we dodged a bullet.

TR7 > CR7
TR7 > CR7

Anyone else worried that Mourinho is stalling the Mkhitarian trade until after the Chelsea game?

Arse-Head
Arse-Head

Is he not cup tied anyway?

Georgycharles
Georgycharles

Who, Moanio ?

Georgycharles
Georgycharles

But that would mean Moanio was a despicable, scheming, toadwank – out of character surely…

Naitimreh
Naitimreh

“I asked straight away if Malcom would be staying or not. They said ‘yes’. I said ‘OK, now we can continue the discussion’.”

I hear Sanllehi and Mislintat were asked the same question when they were interviewed for their jobs:

Gazides: Do you think Venga should be sacked or not?
They: Yeeees.
Gazides: Good, now we can continue.

TexasGooner6
TexasGooner6

Perhaps (I know I’m an idiot) Wenger is holding money so he can go back for Lemar on the last day of the summer?

Mayor McCheese
Mayor McCheese

“I asked straight away if Malcom would be staying or not. They said ‘yes’. I said ‘OK, now we can continue the discussion’.”

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Q: Would you like the fish or the chicken?

A: Yes.

Alexit
Alexit

Continue discussion

Wathende
Wathende

hiralious Wengerish reply

Brendan from cold as hell NY
Brendan from cold as hell NY

hilarious

ChicagoGooner9
ChicagoGooner9

Guess we can add him to the ever growing “almost” signed arsenal list :/