The agent of Barcelona’s new Brazilian starlet Malcom has claimed that the players Roma snub was due to revenge for another transfer.
The former Bordeaux winger was one of the biggest talking points of the summer transfer window after a dramatic late twist.
The player looked set to join Everton but it soon became apparent that Roma were in the lead to sign him and he was even set to head over to Italy for his medical.
That was until Barcelona came in at the last minute to sign the player and he missed the flight that Roma had planned for him.
He then headed off to Catalunya to sign for Barcelona and the Italian giants were rightly frustrated.
“What happened is easy to explain – but hard to understand.”
— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) July 24, 2018
Now, the player’s agent has revealed that the Roma snub also came down to ‘revenge’ after Roma snubbed him to complete another deal previously.
That saw his agent push Malcom towards Barcelona when a deal became apparent.
‘The truth is that we decided not to go to Roma because they behaved badly with us,’ agent Leonardo Cornacini told Tuttomercatoweb.
‘I was working on a deal for (Daniel) 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.
‘Given the attitude shown towards us, I decided, together with Malcom, that the best destination wasn’t the Giallorossi one.
‘And then again, in the same deal for Malcom, Monchi had involved other intermediaries. Today, however, Malcom is happy to be a new signing for Barcelona.’