No Barcelona concerns over Malcom – Pep Segura

Barcelona have no concerns over forward Malcom despite a lack of playing time this season, confirms club general manager Pep Segura.

The 21-year-old has yet to start for the Catalan giants since his €41m move from Bordeaux this summer, making just two substitute appearances thus far.

“There is no problem with Malcom,” Segura told an interview with Diario Sport.

“He was added to the squad because he is young and because he has a lot of talent, this is a long season, so a lack of minutes right now is not an issue.

“Ernesto Valverde? He has the respect of the entire dressing room and the club, all decisions are taken together and there is no disharmony.

“Ivan Rakitic? The club did not think about his sale, there was interest from a club but neither the player nor Barca wanted a sale.

“Spanish football has the release clauses, no other league has such a binding arrangement so there is always a danger these can be triggered.”

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