The Brazilian winger, Malcom, who was one step away from becoming new AS Roma player last summer, opted to cancel his transfer to the Italian capital and picked Barcelona instead.
The Italians had virtually secured the 21-year-old’s move from Bordeaux in the last transfer window, but everything turned upside down in a matter of days.
Regarded as one of the most promising young talents in Ligue 1, the Brazilian couldn’t have resisted becoming a part of one of the best clubs on the planet.
However, Malcom’s decision to stand the Giallorossi up and join the Catalans instead has proved the worst choice he could have made in his career.
The former Corinthians man has flopped at Camp Nou, barely collecting 126 minutes of top-flight football.
BARCA OPEN TO SELLING MALCOM— Sports Scoops (@SportScoopsNG) January 9, 2019
Barcelona are open to the idea of selling Malcom this month, despite only signing the 21-year-old Brazilian in the summer, according to Mundo Deportivo. pic.twitter.com/OKoYEW7hpB
Often omitted from the first team in favor of Ousmane Dembele and Philippe Coutinho, the pacey forward now looks to try his luck away from Catalonia.
The reigning La Liga champions have nothing against his sale, but the Catalan heavyweights are not ready to lose a single cent after spending €41m to take him away from the Matmut Atlantique.
Although some reports suggested Roma may be willing to give Malcom a second chance, the Serie A giants have dropped their interest, as Eusebio Di Francesco has some other ideas.
Chinese Super League outfit, Guangzhou Evergrande, thought about making a massive offer for the Blaugrana outcast, but they never made any concrete steps to complete the deal.
Meanwhile, another Rome side joined the race for the Brazilian, with Lazio currently leading the chase, according to the latest reports.
The only thing Roma fans would hate more than Malcom’s rejection could be his transfer to the ranks of the arch-rivals.