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Barcelona Wants Deal For Malcom To Make Neymar Space

Timothy Aiyeku

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Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona are targeting the sale of winger Malcom in a bid to make space for the return of his compatriot Neymar.

This is according to the report from Spanish media portal AS which claimed that Barcelona have concluded plans to sell Malcom one year after the Brazilian joined the club.

It was revealed that Malcom is the most vulnerable amongst the three non-EU players in the Barcelona squad at the moment as the Catalans try to make space for another non-EU player Neymar who’s keen to return to the club after two years at French giants Paris Saint Germain (PSG).

Barcelona can only have the maximum of three non-EU players in their squad at a time.

Brazilian midfielder Arthur Melo, Chilean international star Arturo Vidal and the aforementioned Malcom are the three non-EU players in the Barcelona squad.

Malcom signed for Barcelona last summer in a £36m deal from French Ligue 1 club Bordeaux but he has not been able to live up to that price tag at the club.

He could be replaced by PSG attacker Neymar who’s keen to return to the Nou Camp and he has already informed club officials.

Malcom has been linked with the North London duo of Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.