Brazilian wonderkid Malcolm is being tracked by numerous leading European clubs.
Malcom Filipe Silva de Oliveira, commonly known just by his first name Malcolm, is the latest young star catching a wealth of attention in Brazil, with his exciting performances for Corinthians alerting a variety of European clubs.
Following confirmation recently from his agent that Portuguese side Braga were showing the most interest, whilst contact from Italy and Lazio has also been received, according to TMW, there have also been serious enquiries made by Liverpool.
Back in December 2014, The Mirror strongly linked Chelsea as keeping a close eye on the progress of Malcolm, whilst La Liga giants Barcelona were also reportedly paying careful attention to his displays.
Describing the qualities of his 18-year-old client, agent Leonardo Cornacini highlighted: "We're talking about a rapid forward who has the ability to dribble past his opponents. He plays out wide and even at his young age, we're already talking about him as one of the leading players at Corinthians."
Malcolm offers positional flexibility and is able to play on both flanks, plus his array of skills, balance and speed make him an extremely difficult opponent for rival defenders to deal with.
On the international scene, Malcolm has already started to make a strong impact. Following his addition to the South American Youth Football Championship this year, he also competed in the 2015 FIFA Under-20 World Cup, reaching the final which ended in defeat to Serbia.
Despite his junior international appearances, the biggest problem for any English side planning to move, could be obtaining a work permit. Likewise, having signed a new contract with Corinthians in April, his club will want a sizeable fee to let the youngster move elsewhere.
The Brazilian club are struggling financially though, and with around 50% of his economic rights owned by third-party investors, not uncommon in South American football, they could dictate where the player eventually moves.