Bordeaux’s new manager Gus Poyet has ruled out selling winger Malcom this month, despite interest from Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool fc.
Poyet’s predecessor Jocelyn Gourvennec suggested that it would be difficult for Bordeaux to keep hold of the winger before he was sacked last week and replaced by the former Chelsea and Spurs midfielder.
Poyet revealed as he was unveiled to the media on Monday that the future of Malcom was a key topic during his interview for the job.
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“I asked straight away if Malcom would be staying or not,” he told L’Equipe. “They said yes. I said OK, now we can continue the discussion.”
Club president Stephane Martin reiterated that stance taken by Poyet on Monday.
“Malcom, it has been said and said again, he will not be leaving,” he said. “He has said he wants to play in the Premier League one day. That is normal – what player wouldn’t want to play in England?
“There is no problem with Malcom.”