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FC Barcelona's Malcom Silva celebrates after scoring a goal during the International Champions Cup (ICC) friendly football match between AS Roma and FC Barcelona on July 31, 2018 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Cooper NEILL / AFP) (Photo credit should read COOPER NEILL/AFP/Getty Images)


The agent of Brazilian winger Malcom has said the player reneged on an agreement to join AS Roma and instead moved to Barcelona as “revenge” for a deal that involved the same parties earlier this summer. 

Malcom was set to join the Giallorossi before Barca raised interest in his services and quickly completed a £45 million deal. Leonardo Cornacini told Tuttomercatoweb (h/t MailOnline’s Michael Searles) Roma paid the price for their behaviour in an earlier transfer involving goalkeeper Daniel Fuzato:

“The truth is that we decided not to go to Roma because they behaved badly with us.

“I was working on a deal for Fuzato, who is another of my clients, but Roma closed it with another agent, although it’s worth mentioning that I have nothing against him. In short, it was revenge.

“I’m sorry to say it, but that’s what it was. Roma behaved badly with us, 10 days before with the Fuzato deal, so we acted the same way towards them.”

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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