FC Barcelona have confirmed the arrival of Brazilian winger Malcom

FC Barcelona have confirmed the arrival of Brazilian winger Malcom

FC Barcelona have confirmed the arrival of Brazilian winger Malcom

The signing comes after Bordeaux blocked the transfer of the 21-year-old to Italian giants Roma following a last-minute bid from the Catalan side on Monday.

He is, however, set to continue his development in Catalunya as he prepares to enter into a five-year deal.

Roma had announced on Monday they had reached a deal with Bordeaux subject to a medical and personal terms being agreed.

Malcom had been a reported target for several European clubs including Premier League sides Arsenal and Tottenham, but English clubs may have been put off from making a bid as he needed a United Kingdom work permit to play in the Premier League.

"The player will sign with the Club for the next five seasons, until the end of the 2022/23 season".

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Roma have rekindled their interest in Chelsea linked winger Leon Bailey after losing out on Malcom to Barcelona this summer.

The La Liga champions had previously made reported bids of upto £55 million to sign Willian but when Chelsea rejected their bid they looked elsewhere and moved for Malcom. I informed our president (when things changed) and he asked me to push forward and make a new offer that was better than Barca.

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

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.

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