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Report: Arsenal want £36.5m star on loan, European heavyweights eyeing sale

Arsenal are reportedly keen on taking Malcom on a season-long loan from Barcelona.

According to Sport, Unai Emery is keen to sign the winger up ahead of the 2019/20 season, but only on a temporary basis, with an obligation to buy next year.

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The Gunners have a shoestring budget this summer, and so such an offer makes sense.

Barcelona want to sell the Brazilian now rather than let him leave on loan, after a disappointing start to life at the Nou Camp.

The £36.5 million signing from Bordeaux (BBC Sport) struggled to get regular game time with Lionel Messi, Ousmane Dembele and Philippe Coutinho all ahead of him in the pecking order.

TBR’s view

Arsenal pulling off a loan deal for Malcom would be absolutely ideal.

Their small budget means they have to be conservative with their spending this summer.

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Getting Malcom in for no transfer fee would allow for Emery to address other areas of his squad such as his fragile defence, which needs the most investment.

Negotiating to pay for Malcom in a year’s time could be a stroke of genius by Arsenal, especially if they make it back into the Champions League.

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