Barcelona have completed the signing of Brazilian sensation, Malcom from Bordeaux after an epic drama throughout the last two days.
Roma almost signed Malcom before Barcelona targeted the Brazilian.
The youngster has signed a five-year contract at Camp Nou, and it cost €41 million (£36.5m/$48m).
It was announced on Monday that an agreement had been reached to take the 21-year-old to Serie A. Barcelona made a stunning late move for Malcom, as he closed on a switch to Italy. Barca have now got their man, with a statement on the club’s official website reading,
“FC Barcelona and Girondins de Bordeaux have reached an agreement for the transfer of the player Malcom Filipe Silva de Oliveira. The operation will cost 41 million euros and 1 million in variables. The player will sign with the club for the next five seasons, until the end of the 2022-23 season.”
Malcom is an attacking player with a great future ahead of him. He stands out due to his electrifying pace and his technique with the ball at his feet.
He is daring, pacey forward with an ability to shoot from a distance. Despite being left-footed, the Brazilian is no slouch with his right also and can play on either flank.
He has mainly operated on the right-hand side so far in his career to great success, attacking defenders and getting into the box at every opportunity. Aside from his speed, the Brazilian has a great technical ability and links up well with his teammates, one of the main aspects of Barça’s football.
Malcom moved to Europe with Bordeaux at the age of 18. He already tasted title success in his native Brazil with Corinthians. He made 96 appearances for the Ligue 1 club, netting 23 goals.