Bordeaux manager, Jocelyn Gourvennec has admitted that he is making plans for the possibility of losing Arsenal target, Malcom (via GFFN).
This transfer window has really heated up in the last couple of days with a lot of movement on players coming in and out of Arsenal.
Francis Coquelin is out and with Alexis Sanchez and potentially Theo Walcott set to join him, replacements are needed.
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The Gunners have already been strongly linked with a move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the replacement for Sanchez and it seems that they have identified the 20-year-old Brazilian, Malcom as the successor to Theo Walcott.
Bordeaux manager Jocelyn Gourvennec changing his tune on Malcom: "With Malcom I am taking it day by day… if he leaves, he will be replaced."
— Get French Football (@GFFN) January 15, 2018
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“I cannot see Malcom leaving us,” said the player’s manager, Jocelyn Gourvennec recently. However, the Ligue 1 boss has certainly changed his tune and today admitted that he is planning for life after the winger.
“With Malcom I am taking it day by day,” he said. “If he leaves, he will be replaced.”
That’s a big turnaround in a short space of time which means that something must have happened behind the scenes. Reports from Brazil claim that the player’s agents have gone to Europe to try and complete a deal which could be finalised in the coming days.