Barcelona beat Roma to Malcom signature

La Liga By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 24/07/2018


Barcelona has beaten AS Roma to the signature of Malcom, the Brazilian was supposed to go to Italy to complete his move but Barcelona out-smart the Italians to his service.

Barcelona agreed €41 million (£36.5m/$48m) to sign the Bordeaux forward to Camp Nou.

Roma as at on Monday confirmed that they have reached an agreement with the Brazilian for a fee of €38m (£34m/$44m) but Barcelona ensured they snapped up the 21-year-old forward.

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Malcom was expected to arrive in Rome on Tuesday to undergo a medical and complete his move but he refused to show up in the Italian capital, following Barcelona’s late interest in the Brazilian.

Malcom is set to sign a five-year contract with Barcelona having agreed on a deal with the Camp Nou outfit.

The forward scored 12 goals and provided eight assists last season for Bordeaux, he will be the La Liga Champions second major signing after signing Sevilla centre-back Clement Lenglet.