Barcelona beat Roma to Malcom – reports

Barcelona have won the race to sign Bordeaux winger Malcom and will complete the signing on a €41m deal, say reports.

Goal.com report that Barca have gazumped Roma to the deal for the Brazilian and the player will sign a five-year contract at the Camp Nou.

According to Catalan radio station Rac1, the Blaugrana are in ‘advanced talks’ to sign the Brazilian and a deal could be completed as early as Tuesday.

It was expected that Malcom would arrive at Roma on Monday night after the clubs agreed a fee and medicals were arranged, with hundreds of Giallorossi fans turning up at the Rome airport.

The 21-year-old netted 12 goals and provided seven assists, leading to links with clubs from Italy, England, France and Spain.

Now the future of Malcom is up in the air with it unclear if he will play for Roma or the Catalan giants, whom Bordeaux are keen to do business with.

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