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Barcelona have agreed a £37.3million deal for Bordeaux winger Malcom, the La Liga side have confirmed.

Malcom, a target for Arsenal and Tottenham in the January transfer window only for Les Girondins to refuse to sell him mid-season, had seemed to be bound for Roma, who announced on Monday that they had agreed a deal with Bordeaux for his transfer.

However that agreement prompted Barcelona to enter the race, securing the 21-year-old on a five-year contract. He will be undergo his medical on Wednesday, after which he will join Ernesto Valverde’s side on their tour of America.

Malcom [Bordeaux]
Malcom [Bordeaux]
Malcom is Barcelona’s third major signing of the summer after his compatriot Arthur, a 21-year-old midfielder who arrived in a £35.5m switch from Gremio, and £31.7m French defender Clement Lenglet.

The winger scored 12 goals and provided seven assists for Bordeaux in Ligue 1 last season, helping the French club avoid relegation.

Meanwhile, AS Roma are considering legal action after a proposed deal for Bordeaux winger Malcom collapsed.

“Within the club, we are looking at our options and seeing if we have a legal case. It is true that nothing was signed, but there are many messages with the agents and their president that are at least worth being assessed,” says Monchi.

Source: ES

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