Malcom confirms Bordeaux exit will happen in summer

Arsenal and Tottenham target Malcom has confirmed he has an agreement with Bordeaux to leave in the summer.

French side Bordeaux refused to sell Malcom in the January transfer window, with Gus Poyet announcing he would not have taken the manager’s job at the club without assurances the forward would remain until at least the end of the season.

Sky Sports News understands Arsenal and Tottenham targeted the highly-coveted 20-year-old last month, while Manchester United and Bayern Munich have also reportedly been interested.

“Yes, there was a promise that I will be negotiating in June,” Malcom has now told Brazilian outlet UOL. “I will choose the team, and Bordeaux will let me go.”

He added: “I already said that I would have liked to leave this winter to meet new challenges.

“But I must also remember that Bordeaux helped me a lot.

“I gave my word to Bordeaux that I will continue [with the club] to be able to have more time to choose my future club.

“These next three or four months will make a big difference.”