Everton have signed three players from Barcelona since Marcel Brands' arrival as director of football – but it could become four this summer.
The Toffees landed Lucas Digne and Yerry Mina permanently last summer, as well as Andre Gomes on loan, before making his move permanent earlier this summer.
Now, RMC Sport report that Everton are set to offer €35million (£31million) for Barcelona winger Malcom, in the hope of finally bringing him to Goodison Park.
Everton were linked with Malcom last summer, when he was with Bordeaux, but ended up signing his compatriot Richarlison instead, with Malcom moving on to Barca.
He endured a miserable season with Barca, failing to prove himself to Ernesto Valverde, and he's now expected to leave Camp Nou this summer.
Already, conflicting reports are emerging about the Brazilian wide man, with the Liverpool ECHO claiming that Everton aren't actually planning a new move for the 22-year-old.
If Everton do move though, some fans feel that he would complete an impressive attack alongside Richarlison, especially having wanted one or the other last summer.
Some believe he'd be a better signing than Ajax ace David Neres, and whilst others think it may be a smokescreen, some are willing to laud Marcel Brands if he secures Malcom one year on from his initial interest.
Didn't want Neres anyway. Malcom >>— Adam (@adxmEFC) July 8, 2019
Still not buying reported Everton interest in Malcom.— Elliott Cuff (@CuffWrites) July 8, 2019
I’d be interested in signing him, but he isn’t a priority and not only would he cost a huge wedge, he’ll surely have better options. #efc https://t.co/CsPa2J9qaH
Be funny if we’re using Malcom as a smokescreen for the second summer in a row— Carlos (@_EFCCarlos_) July 8, 2019
Just imagine our attack if we sign Malcom and a decent striker this window— O (@EfcOlly) July 8, 2019
Malcom would be such a better signing than Neres for me, so this would be welcomed https://t.co/rQk4qjzapv— Michael (@greenallefc) July 8, 2019
We signed Richarlison because we didn’t get Malcom so imagine if we end up with both (we won’t but just imagine for one second) hahahaha Marcel Brands is a mastermind— (@EFCal97) July 8, 2019
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