Roma Sporting Director responds to Malcom's Barcelona move

24 July, 2018, 23:08 | Author: Malcolm Quinn
  • Monchi apologises to Roma fans after Malcom deal collapses

Malcom had been linked with Everton and Inter Milan but Roma announced yesterday they had agreed a deal with Bordeaux worth 40m euros for the Brazilian.

As a result, Bordeaux cancelled the player's flight to Italy - where supporters were already waiting to welcome him - and they are now believed to be in talks with the Catalan giants over a move.

Malcom has been attracting interest from the Premier League and Serie A, and it had been expected that the Brazilian would sign for Roma after terms were agreed between the clubs and the player.

Roma confirmed on Monday that they had reached an agreement to bring the 21-year-old to the Italian capital for a fee of €38m (£34m/$44m).

Malcom will undergo a medical in Barcelona on Wednesday ahead of his presentation before flying out to the United States to join up with his new teammates.


Malcom scored 12 goals in 35 league games for Bordeaux last season.

"The player will sign with the Club for the next five seasons, until the end of the 2022/23 season".

He will now, though, become Barcelona's second major signing of the summer window following the arrival of Clement Lenglet from Sevilla .

Arthur was a star turn with Gremio as the Porto Alegre side lifted the Copa Libertadores, and was named as man of the match in the second leg of their final win over Argentina's Lanus.

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