Barca confirm €41m Malcom deal

Barcelona have officially completed the €41m signing of winger Malcom from Bordeaux, pipping Roma to the transfer.

The Brazilian arrives at the Camp Nou on a five-year contract with a €400m release clause inserted, with the deal including an extra €1m to Bordeaux in variables.

It capped a mad 24 hours for the player, who had agreed a deal with Roma before the Catalan giants made an eleventh hour move to gazump the deal.

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.

Roma sporting director Monchi has said "nothing was signed" but that they are considering whether they have "a legal case" over the transfer.

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

Malcom has represented Brazil at Under-20 and U-21 levels.

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