Malcom: Barcelona sign Brazilian Malcom under Roma’s nose | Football News
The signing comes after Bordeaux blocked the switch of the 21-year-old to Italian giants Roma following a last-minute bid from the Catalan facet on Monday.
“FC Barcelona and Girondins de Bordeaux have reached an settlement for the switch of the participant Malcom Filipe Silva de Oliveira. The operation will price 41 million euros and 1 million in variables,” Barcelona mentioned in a press release.
“The participant will signal with the membership for the subsequent 5 seasons, till the tip of the 2022/23 season.”
Malcom had been anticipated to reach in Rome on Monday evening for a medical on Tuesday earlier than becoming a member of his future teammates on their pre-season tour of america the next day, however had his flight cancelled by the Ligue 1 outfit on the final second.
Barcelona made contact with Bordeaux following the failure to signal Brazil worldwide Willian from Chelsea and, in line with Italian media studies, made a bid bigger than the reported charge of 38 million euros ($44.four million) agreed with Roma.
Malcom had been a reported goal for a number of European golf equipment together with Premier League sides Arsenal and Tottenham, however English golf equipment could have been postpone from making a bid as he wanted a UK work allow to play within the Premier League.
Malcom scored 12 targets in 35 league video games for Bordeaux final season.
He’ll arrive in Barcelona on Tuesday and endure a medical the next day earlier than becoming a member of the workforce on their US tour.
Barcelona praised him as a “daring, pacey ahead with a capability to shoot from distance” who has “an excellent future forward of him”.
“He stands out as a result of his electrifying tempo and his method with the ball at his ft,” they added.
“Apart from his velocity, he additionally has nice technical potential and hyperlinks up effectively along with his team-mates, one of many essential facets of Barca’s soccer.”