Barcelona have announced that an agreement has been reached with Zenit St Petersburg over the transfer of Malcom.
The Russian side will pay €40m for the Brazilian forward, who joined La Blaugrana just last year from Bordeaux for €41m following the hijacking of a deal Roma had put in place, with the potential for €5m more in variables.
Barca confirmed the news with a statement on their official website
“The Russian team will pay FC Barcelona 40 million euros plus 5 million euros in variables. FC Barcelona retains an interest in case of a future sale of the Brazilian.FC Barcelona expressly thanks Malcom for his commitment and dedication, and wishes him success in the future.”
Under the somewhat cruel sub-heading of ’24 games and 4 goals’, Barca then recounted the player’s achievements during his solitary season at the Nou Camp.
This read: “The Brazilian played 24 times during the 2018-19 season, after signing for the Blaugrana
“Malcom scored his first in the Inter-Barça Champions League group stage game, and won two titles as a Barça player: the Spanish Super Cup against Sevilla and the 2018-19 La Liga title.”