FC Barcelona Announce Signing Of Brazilian

FC Barcelona Announce Signing Of Brazilian

The 21-year-old had been a reported target for several European clubs including Premier League side Arsenal, but instead will sign for Eusebio Di Francesco's Roma.

Barcelona then scuppered the deal, flew the Bordeaux winger to Barcelona today and announced that they had in fact agreed a €41m deal for the player, subject to a medical that will take place tomorrow, on Wednesday 25th July. The operation will cost 41 million euros and 1 million in variables.

Roma have moved to quickly put the disappointment of missing out on Malcom behind them, announcing the arrival of Sweden worldwide goalkeeper Robin Olsen for an initial €8.5m fee.

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Malcom was reportedly ready to board a flight to Rome on Monday, before Barcelona hijacked his deal at the 11 hour.

However, Sky in Italy are reporting that Barcelona have now entered the race the sign the highly-rated forward, who scored 12 goals in 38 appearances last season.

Fernando Garcia, Malcom's agent, met with the Catalan club to thrash out the final details as the contracts were quickly drawn up ahead of Tuesday's announcement.

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"He stands out due to his electrifying pace and his technique with the ball at his feet", the club added.

He will now, though, become Barcelona's second major signing of the summer window following the arrival of Clement Lenglet from Sevilla .

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