AS Roma president, James Pallotta decided to use some banter about Barcelona hijacking Malcom right before Roma’s nose!
Pallotta will accept only one thing from Barca.
As you probably know, Malcom has become a new signing for Barcelona. They signed him from Bordeaux for €41 million.
Given that Malcom was one of the best players in Ligue 1, this seems like a small amount of money.
Anyway, the reason why this transfer got so much publicity was the way Barca snapped him up.
Roma basically agreed the transfer with Bordeaux and they were expecting him at the airport.
Well, Barca noticed that and hijacked the deal. A day later, Malcom signed for Barca.
Obviously, this has left Roma rather unhappy and their president (as reported in Goal) had this to say about the whole situation.
“Yesterday, Barça apologized to us. But I do not accept their apologies. The only way to get them accepted is that they decide to send us Messi.”
A funny banter from Pallotta, who is clearly not happy with the whole situation.
Malcom should have been a Roma’s player and it might have been better. He would be in the starting eleven for Roma, while there is no place for him there in Barca.
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— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) July 26, 2018
The Brazilian might have made the biggest mistake of his career, but he could also become a star at Barca.
This transfer also cast a shadow on Dembele’s future at Barcelona, but his price tag would indicate that he will stay at the club.