Malcom was a promising teenager. The teenager was keen to play for a top European club after being scouted in Barcelona and Manchester United. However, he was not guaranteed minutes with the Italian giants. Nevertheless, he reacted well to the chance to play for Barcelona. This made him a highly sought-after prospect in the summer transfer window.
The Brazilian international did not get much time at Barcelona after being loaned out to Roma, a move that was close to being completed. Once he joined the club, he was never able to establish himself and was not given the minutes that he desired. He did score against Inter twice in the Champions League group stage, and scored once in Copa del Rey semifinal. He managed to play 1,067 minutes in 24 matches and score four goals. He played ten starting matches, while starting only half of the Copa del Rey.
Malcom signed with Zenit Saint Petersburg, Russia after his transfer from Barcelona. The move to Zenit sounded too good to be true and he decided to leave Barcelona and sign for Zenit. However, the club paid him EUR1million in add-ons. This is an impressive move for a player whose talents are so highly prized. In fact, a year after his move, Malcom has signed a contract with Zenit Saint Petersburg.
Malcom had until the summer for a decision. He could ask Barcelona to send him on loan and return to the club after a year. He could also return to the club after he has paid his loan. It will be difficult for him to make this decision, especially since his agent has already signed a deal with the Italian club. Valverde has been supportive of Malcom and has promised him that he will remain for another season. Moreover, the game against Real Madrid was supposed to launch Malcom into the limelight.
It was a difficult experience for him to not be offered a Barca membership, but it seems that the club is still interested in the Brazilian. Both sides seem to have won the deal. In addition to the hefty amount of money that Barca could get for Malcom, the deal may even lead to a legal action. It would also be a good deal for the club to sign a top-class striker.
After a stunning year at Bordeaux, Malcom was a hot property. AS Roma were also interested in signing Malcom. The Italian club had already reached a verbal agreement with the player’s agent. However, FC Barcelona took over the deal and convinced Malcom to sign for them. At this point, Malcom joined Barcelona for around EUR41m. It was reported that Malcom was originally signed to AS Roma, but his mother had already made the trip.