Malcom would fit into this extremely strong Everton side like a glove
Everton have had an inconsistent season so far. After going the first 5 weeks of the campaign unbeaten, notching up 2 wins and 3 draws, they fell apart over the next couple of weeks by losing back-to-back games which even included a home defeat to West Ham.
More recently, their frailties as a team have begun to come into the light. They have only won 1 of their last 5 premier league games while losing the other 4. Spurs scored 6 goals at the Goodison and then further salt was rubbed into their wounds when they succumbed to a 0-1 defeat to Leicester, again at home.
They have only won 7 of their 21 premier league games so far this season and the fans from the blue half of Merseyside will be rallying for their team to perform up to regular standards, especially considering the talent that was bought into the side during the summer.
The additions of Brazilians Richarlison and Bernard have really boosted the attacking quality possessed by Marco Silva’s side. But what really stands out for Everton is the business they have successfully completed with European giants Barcelona.
Having already acquired the signatures of Yerry Mina, Andre Gomes and Lucas Digne from Barca in the summer, their relationship with the Catalan club has been bolstered heavily. Reports arising from Daily Mail suggest that Everton are looking to further exploit this business relationship to strike a deal for yet another Brazilian – the out of favour Barcelona winger Malcom.
Having recently signed for one of Europe’s biggest clubs from Ligue 1 side Bordeaux for a pretty large fee, the expectations that were placed on the 21-year-old were extremely high and have weighed him down quite a bit.
Fast and often decisive on the ball, he has only started one game for the Spanish side and is yet to find the net in the La Liga. He has scored a goal for Barcelona in the Champions League though. Preferring to play on the left side of a 3-man attack, Malcom is capable of playing down either flank or even as a second striker when required.
He offers a different kind of threat to the likes of Bernard, Richarlison and Theo Walcott. It could be said that he is a combination of the lot of them. Extremely quick on and off the ball, his long-range shooting is a feared asset. He is also an avid ballcarrier capable of dribbling large distances due to his blinding pace as well as strong stamina.
There is no doubt that he would be a wonderful addition to Marco Silva’s side. The only question is whether Everton will be able to lure a sure-fire superstar from the Camp Nou – one of the biggest stages in the world – to Goodison Park in the centre of England.