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Barcelona seal €41m Malcom deal after hijacking Roma move

 The 21-year-old forward appeared destined to be heading for Serie A this summer, but he will now be signing a five-year contract in Catalunya.

barcelona seal 41m deal after hijacking roma move

Barcelona have completed the €41 million (£36.5m/$48m) signing of Malcom from Bordeaux, with the Liga giants having hijacked a proposed switch to Roma for the Brazilian forward.

 It was announced on Monday that an agreemen't had been reached to take the 21-year-old to Serie A . He is, however, set to continue his development in Catalunya as he prepares to enter into a five-year deal.

 It was  revealed earlier on Tuesday that Barca had made a stunning late move for Malcom as he closed on a switch to Italy.

 They have now got their man, with a statement on the club’s official website reading: “FC Barcelona and Girondins de Bordeaux have reached an agreement for the transfer of the player Malcom Filipe Silva de Oliveira.

The operation will cost 41 million euros and 1 million in variables. Image Barcelona, Champions League 2018/19 Barcelona to win the 2018/19 Champions League 11/2 *Check for current prices “The player will sign with the club for the next five seasons, until the end of the 2022-23 season.”

Barca added: “Malcom is an attacking player with a great future ahead of him. He stands out due to his electrifying pace and his technique with the ball at his feet.

 “Malcom is a daring, pacey forward with an ability to shoot from distance. Despite being left footed, he is no slouch with his right also and can play on either flank.


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