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Everton: Offer set for Barcelona winger Malcom

Everton: Offer set for Barcelona winger Malcom - Everton

Everton are interested in Barcelona winger Malcom and are willing to pay €35 million (£31 million) for the Brazilian, according to El Desmarque, via Sport Witness.

Lucas Digne, Yerry Mina and now Andre Gomes have already been brought from Catalonia to Goodison Park, so there will be hope among many at Everton that the 22-year-old can be the latest player to do so.

Though they may need to up their bid to secure him, as while Barcelona are willing to sell Malcom, they want to at least recoup the €41 million they paid for him last summer.

Malcom started nine matches in all competitions last season, coming on as a substitute 10 times, scoring three goals and assisting twice.

He averaged 0.9 key passes and 0.7 dribbles per game while maintaining a pass success rate of 86.9%.

In comparison, Theo Walcott is the man who played on the right-wing the most for Everton last season, the position Malcom would likely fill. The former England international started 24 matches in all competitions, coming on as a substitute 16 times, scoring six goals and assisting twice.

Furthermore, he completed 0.6 key passes and 0.8 dribbles per game while his pass success rate was 72.6%.

Clearly, Malcom outdid Walcott per game in every area aside from dribbles. It can also be argued that if he was given continuous games at Everton – which would likely be the case – the confidence and continuity that time offers would help him become a more influential player and make even more creative contributions.

If Everton can pull this transfer off then it would be a massive boost for the club moving forward, as at 22-years-old, Malcom can make an impact straight away while still being able to grow when you look at his statistics from last season.

The Toffees shouldn’t be worried by the fact he didn’t get much game time at Barcelona, as that was also the case with the others who have moved to Goodison Park from Camp Nou including a certain Andre Gomes, who joined the club on a permanent basis this summer.

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