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Malcom: Barcelona close to deal after 11th-hour Roma U-turn

The Bordeaux man had been set to seal a summer move to Roma, with the Italians even announcing an agreement over the player's signing.
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Malcom: Barcelona close to deal after 11th-hour Roma U-turn
Mehdi FedouachAFP

It's official! Malcom is a Barça player.

Malcom expected to arrive in Barcelona today

According to the radio station RAC1, the LaLiga giants have all but agreed personal terms with the representatives of the Brazilian winger, who is expected in the Catalan capital today, and are set to pay a fee of just over 40m euros.

Bordeaux star had been on verge of sealing Roma switch

Malcom had been due to fly to Italy yesterday to clinch a 36m-euro transfer to Roma, who had announced a deal with Bordeaux earlier in the day. Indeed, fans of the Serie A club had already gathered at Ciampino Airport to await his arrival.

Malcom's head turned by Barcelona interest

However, Barcelona are understood to have stepped in with an 11th-hour bid for the 21-year-old - and, in the wake of the Blaugrana's late move, the player's heart is now said to be set on going to the Camp Nou

Malcom, a left-footer who tends to operate on the right flank, has been one of the sensations of Ligue 1 in recent seasons, scoring 23 goals in 93 appearances for Bordeaux. He is now expected to join Barça's pre-season US tour of the United States, which begins today, in the coming days.

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