Malcom is the least used of Barcelona’s new signings by Ernesto Valverde this season. The Brazilian has only played 25 minutes in official matches.
Philippe Coutinho is currently playing in attacking positions and Ousmane Dembele is also ahead of him in the pecking order, although the French international isn’t even a starter at the moment.
Brazil international Malcom, then, has not had much of a look in — although it’s also true he was sidelined with an injury for three weeks, too.
However, his situation hasn’t affected his market value, where he’s still a player with a lot of interest. So much, that Barça could recover their investment and then some.
Various clubs have asked about him and Tottenham would be ready to spend 50 million euros on him. For now, Barça are not listening to offers, but we will have to see how things advance in the coming weeks.
Barça beat Roma to sign Malcom for 41 million euros. He was the Catalan’s second option after Willian, who they were priced out of.
No one imagined Malcom would feature so little, but the player is relaxed and waiting for his chance. However, he also knows he would have no shortage of options if he decided to leave.
So far, Barça have recieved interest from Inter Milan and Arsenal. Spurs have arrived on the scene in the last few days. They didn’t spent a euro in the summer and are ready to invest in January. They wanted Malcom last January, but Bordeaux would not sell.