Bordeaux agree to sign Corinthians’ Malcom

According to our colleagues at Sud Ouest, Bordeaux will be signing Brazilian attacker Malcom from Corinthians in a sensational deal designed to replace Wahbi Khazri who is will depart for Sunderland.

Bordeaux will pay €5m in order to obtain 50% of the rights of the player. As is often the case with promising South American talents, the ownership structure of the player is complex.

Corinthians themselves only actually own 30% of the player, another 40% is owned by a company and the final 30% is owned by two agents, who each have a 15% share in the player.

This young attacker, who has been playing predominantly on the left-hand side for Corinthians of late, is undoubtedly exceptionally talented, but Bordeaux might yet face problems ratifying the transfer with the LFP, because co-ownership is rarely allowed in French football.

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