Barcelona Hijack Roma's Big Summer Signing At Last Minute

Marcus Newton
July 24, 2018

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).

Roma looked set to sign the promising young winger, but Barcelona lodged a last-minute bid to hijack a deal.

Malcom was extremely close to signing for Roma in a €32m+€4m deal but at the last moment Barcelona made a bid to secure the winger's signature.

Malcom agreed a five-year deal to move to the Camp Nou, with a release clause expected to be fixed at €400m. The operation will cost 41 million euros and 1 million in variables.

Malcom Filipe Silva da Oliveira, now on the books of Bordeaux, will soon become Barcelona's third signing of the summer.

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

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"Aside from his speed, he also has great technical ability and links up well with his team-mates, one of the main aspects of Barca's football".

Barcelona have already signed Clement Lenglet and Arthur this summer to add to their title winning squad from last season but have lost Paulinho and Andres Iniesta from their first team.

Malcom first arrived in Europe in 2016, joining Bordeaux from Corinthians, where he won the Brazilian title, and made nearly 100 appearances for the Ligue 1 club.

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