By Jordan Seward For Mailonline
Published: 17:24 GMT, 2 January 2019 | Updated: 18:36 GMT, 2 January 2019
Everton have launched their opening gambit to sign highly-rated Barcelona forward Malcom by 'submitting an official enquiry'.
The Brazilian only joined the Catalan giants back in the summer in a deal worth £45.5million from Bordeaux but his time in Spain has not gone according to plan.
Despite being promised significant playing time, which persuaded him to make a U-turn on his decision to join Roma at the last minute, he has featured just nine times in all competitions and has only