Barcelona to benefit from Malcom’s big-money Saudi switch

Spanish giants Barcelona are set to benefit financially from Zenit St. Petersburg star Malcom’s imminent departure from the club.

For those who may have missed it, the name of attacker Malcom has taken its place front and centre in the transfer headlines across the week to date.

This comes amid widespread reports that the Brazilian is the latest high-profile player primed to take his talents to the Saudi Pro League.

Al Hilal, it is understood, have reached a €60 million agreement with their counterparts at Zenit, to add Malcom to an impressive core of talent also featuring the likes of Kalidou Koulibaly, Ruben Neves, and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

As alluded to above, though, Zenit, and Al Hilal, will not be the only clubs to benefit from the deal.

This comes with the aforementioned Barcelona understood to maintain a sell-on clause on Malcom, stemming from his move to Russia back in 2019.

As per Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo, the Blaugrana are entitled to a 7.5% share of any fee which Zenit bring in for the 26-year-old.

This means a more than welcome €4.5 million sum is bound for the Camp Nou, a timely cash injection for a side whose financial woes have long been common knowledge across Europe.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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