Man Utd & Arsenal Transfer Target Confirms Ligue 1 Exit
Manchester United & Arsenal Transfer Target Confirms Ligue 1 Exit
A player who has been linked with Manchester United and Arsenal in recent months has confirmed he will be allowed to leave his Ligue 1 club at the end of the season.
Bordeaux starlet Malcom was heavily tipped for a move to the Premier League in the latest transfer window, but no deal materialised.
During an exclusive interview recently, the Brazilian confirmed that his French club had promised him he will be given permission to talk to other clubs at the conclusion of the current campaign.
"Yes, there was a promise that I will be negotiating (to leave) in June," Malcom told sports news publication UOL.
"I will choose the team, and Bordeaux will let me go."
The 20-year-old forward also admitted that he would have liked to have left for another club during the January window, but has no problem with staying on a few more months.
"I already said that I would have liked to leave this winter to meet new challenges," he added.
"But I must also remember that Bordeaux helped me a lot. I gave my word to Bordeaux that I will continue (with the club) to be able to have more time to choose my future club.
"These next three or four months will make a big difference."
Malcom has made 27 appearances for the Ligue 1 side so far this season, scoring eight goals and assisting a further seven strikes.
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