- Malcom was offered to Real Madrid last week, AS has revealed
- Malcom completed a move to Barcelona despite having an agreement in place with AS Roma
Spanish daily AS has reported that Barcelona’s new signing Malcom was offered to Real Madrid last week. The former Bordeaux winger has been talk of the town across Europe for a quite some time now as he signed for Ernesto Valverde’s side after previously having an agreement with Serie A side AS Roma.
With Blaugrana stumping the footballing fraternity by getting the ‘Malcom Barcelona’ deal over the line in dramatic circumstances, it has now been revealed that he could have ended up at Real Madrid or Manchester United had AS Roma not shown a concrete interest.
Joorabchian offered Malcom to Real Madrid and Manchester United
Prior to ‘Malcom Roma’ and ‘Malcom Barcelona’ operations coming to light, the man behind getting the player linked with the above-mentioned European giants was super agent Kia Joorabchian, who has been working as an intermediary for certain transfers this summer and was responsible for taking back Paulinho to Guangzhou Evergrande. Joorabchian was also involved in Barcelona’s negotiations with Premier League giants Chelsea for signing Willian this summer, which ultimately failed.
However, to add to this Barcelona Transfer News, Joorabchian has distanced himself from the ‘Malcom Barcelona’ operation by stating that he has nothing to do with the player or his transfer activities. The report in AS further states that Joorabchian was certainly the man who offered the 21-year-old to both Real Madrid and Manchester United last week but failed to find any real takers.
Madrid rejected the chance to sign Malcom
Madrid never showed an interest as they already have Gareth Bale, a player in somewhat similar profile who is set to be offered a leading role at the club after Cristiano Ronaldo‘s departure to Juventus. Further, Marco Asensio is another player who can play in the same position as Malcom – left handers who start from the right in search of a shot.
Malcom’s signing was confirmed by Barcelona on Tuesday night, even though AS Roma had a clear €40 million agreement in place for the player. Since then, the Serie A club has released an official explanatory video explaining the deal they had in place with Ligue 1 side Bordeaux and how the Malcom Barcelona transfer took them by surprise.
— AS Roma (@OfficialASRoma) July 24, 2018
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