The forward player was on the books of the Catalan club in the 2018/19 campaign and scored four goals in 24 appearances – with his most famous strike coming against Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey semi-finals, while he also netted against Inter in the Champions League.
However, the 23-year-old started just six La Liga games for Barcelona following a summer switch from Bordeaux in 2018 before moving to Russia the following year.
A report in Cadena Ser is now at the forefront of Barcelona news with the revelation that the club also paid a €10m commission to the player’s representative Maria Minguella Pimentel to secure his signing.
⚠️ ATENCIÓ | El Barça va pagar una comissió d’uns 10 milions d’euros a Minguella pel fitxatge de Malcom.
— Què T’hi Jugues (@QueThiJugues) February 25, 2021
The forward had been announced as a signing by Italian club Roma before a dramatic switch saw him eventually move to the Camp Nou.
It has now been revealed that Barca’s then-chairman Josep Maria Bartomeu alongside other senior club officials signed a document to confirm the agent payment when concluding the deal.