But the former Athletic Bilbao boss only had limited sympathy and told him to work harder.
Despite the speculation, Malcom has dismissed claims he is seeking a move.
He’s hit back and insisted he will ‘continue fighting’ to succeed in La Liga.
“About news that came out here in Spain, I want to clarify this: I came to Barcelona with many objectives, and those who know me know that I am a very determined person,” the 21-year-old wrote on his Instagram.
“I am very happy with the evolution in my career and I know and every day that passes my dreams and objectives are becoming a reality.
“My family is also adapted to the city.