Malcom: Tottenham vs Arsenal
One of the deals which never happened in January was Malcom’s Bordeaux’s exit.
Malcom has been one of the standout players in Ligue 1 this season.
In 25 matches in the French top flight, the South American winger has eight goals and six assists.
A 20-year-old Brazilian U23 international, Malcom was linked with a move to the Premier League in the January transfer window.
The two clubs said to be leading the chase were north London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham.
Arsenal have since signed Henrikh Mhkitaryan, while Mesut Ozil has also agreed a new deal.
Spurs recruited Lucas Moura from PSG.
Gus Poyet admits Malcom is off
This week Bordeaux boss Gus Poyet has given an interview to Spanish paper Marca.
The main focus of the interview was for Poyet to give his thoughts before Chelsea’s Champions League match with Barcelona.
But when the topic of Malcom came up, Poyet admitted that Bordeaux have to prepare for the winger to go:
He is a special player who can win matches on his own. He is often double-marked because his talent is that special, and in January we were nervous because we almost lost him to the Premier League.
We must prepare for this because sooner or later he will leave.
Marseille 1 – Bordeaux 0
Bordeaux were involved in the late match on Sunday night in France, as they lost 1-0 away at Marseille.
Florian Thauvin continued his amazing form for OM this season scoring the only goal of the game.
Florian Thauvin is in the form of his career – he's even scoring headers now! pic.twitter.com/Ejp3oDcw0H
— Goal (@goal) February 18, 2018
In Ligue 1 this season, only Neymar has more combined goals and assists that former Newcastle midfielder Thauvin.
There is a rising call for Thauvin to be in the France’s starting XI at the World Cup this summer.
Florian Thauvin for Marseille in Ligue 1:
Main man for OM this season? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/42mWPgFTQR
— UEFA Europa League (@EuropaLeague) February 19, 2018