Manchester United plan move for 20-year-old Brazilian starlet: reports

Manchester United have set their sights on a move for Bordeaux forward Malcom after having thoroughly tracked his progress at Bordeaux. The Red Devils have kept a close watch on the Brazilian over the year, and scouts were recently in attendance to watch him in action during the 1-1 draw versus Marseille last weekend.

According to The Sun, United have stepped up their interest in the former Corinthians man, who has impressed in this season’s Ligue 1. The Brazil youth international has amassed five goals and four assists in the space of just 13 league outings, and his prowess has caught the eye of Mourinho’s men among others including Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea.

Malcom is generally a right-winger by trade, although he is capable of featuring on the left side of the attack or as an out-and-out centre-forward. With the likes of Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford capable of playing out wide, there is not much need for a new attacker, although Malcom could feature on the right-wing, where the above-mentioned duo have rarely played for United.

Still 20, Malcom has made a name for himself for his dribbling and long-range shooting skills, and he could be worth a long-term investment for United as several Brazilians have lit up the Premier League over the years.

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