Brazilian attacker assessing his Barcelona future

Brazilian footballer Malcom is reported to be evaluating his Barcelona future despite only joining them from Bordeaux during the 2018 summer transfer window.

Malcom was an influential performer for Bordeax during the previous campaign and his tally of 12 goals and seven assists helped them finish in the sixth position and qualify for the Europa League.

Thereafter, he had been linked with both Inter Milan and Roma with the latter reaching a transfer agreement with Bordeaux, but the deal was controversially cancelled after Barcelona outbid the Giallorossi at the 11th hour.

At that point of time, everything seemed perfect for Malcom, who had got the opportunity to play for one of the world’s top five clubs, but the dream move has since turned into some sort of a nightmare with him barely getting a run in the Spanish La Liga.

According to Mundo Deportivo, the Brazilian is considering his future with the La Liga holders after earning just 25 minutes of competitive action from the bench since the season started in August.

It is added that the Nerazzurri have made their interest known to the player’s representative and Barcelona despite them being financial weak to compete for the attacker’s signature during the summer.

Malcom was always expected to struggle for regular gametime with the likes of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Ousmane Dembele and Philippe Coutinho jostling for positions in attack but still playing under 30 minutes of professional football should disappoint him.

Regardless of this, it would come as a surprise if Malcom does seek a winter departure from the Camp Nou, given he should receive some gametime during the busy end of the campaign where manager Ernesto Valverde may ring in the changes.

Malcom’s only appearances this campaign have come against Real Valladolid and Leganes from the substitutes’ bench but he has still managed to capture the eye of Brazil head coach Tite, who afforded him his maiden call-up during the month of September.

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