The 20-year-old Brazilian winger has hit the headlines this season following two rather reserved seasons in France’s Ligue 1, scoring seven goals and creating a further four in just 18 league matches.
He is one of the best-performing players in Europe aged 21-and-under, and is said to be the subject of a £45m bid from Arsenal as Arsene Wenger plots to replace Alexis Sanchez.
But how does Malcom rank alongside the other best under-21 players in Europe? With help from the stats experts at WhoScored.com, talkSPORT have revealed and ranked the 30 best performing players in Europe’s top five leagues aged 21-and-under.
You can see the entire ranking, which includes Malcom, as well as players wanted by Chelsea and Manchester United, by clicking the right arrow, above…
*Minimum five appearances in one of Europe’s top five leagues (Premier League, Serie A, LaLiga, Bundesliga, Ligue 1) in 2017-18