Thursday July 25 2019
Roma in shock Malcom swoop?

Roma are being linked with a shock swoop for Barcelona forward Malcom, a year since he rejected the club.

Malcom was all set for Roma, even waiting for a flight that would take him to Italian capital.

However, Barca came in with an 11th-hour bid and the 22-year-old eventually moved to Camp Nou.

Then-Giallorossi sporting director Monchi vowed the club would never go back in for the Brazilian, but he has since returned to Sevilla.

Furthermore, Corriere dello Sport is now claiming successor Gianluca Petrachi has been given permission to hold talks with the player’s agent Luis Menezes Garcia over a possible loan with option to buy.

The deal would also see the Catalans contribute to some of his wages.

Malcom struggled to repay Barca’s initial €41m investment last season, scoring just four goals in 24 appearances.