Barça's Malcom is joining Russian side Zenit in a deal worth 45 million euros

It's only lacking the official statement but the Brazilian will swap Barcelona for Russia this season

 El extremo brasileño pone punto y final a su etapa como jugador del FC Barcelona | Rubén Moreno

Barça have completed one of their biggest sales this summer as Malcom will leave the club. Lacking only the official confirmation, Zenit Saint Petersburg will pay €40m for the Brazilian with another €5m in add-ons. This means Barça will make their money back on the deal they signed with Bordeaux last season - €41m - and could retain a percentage of any future sale. The player's desire to move to Russia was key in making sure the negotiations went smoothly.

Everything has been wrapped up rather quickly. It's all happened in the last 48 hours and sped into overdrive once Malcom and Zenit agreed on personal terms, earning the winger around €6m per season.

The initial offer was €35m plus €5m in add-ons but Barça turned it down, having already received offers in excess of that. Everton were willing to pay €40m upfront but Malcom saw the opportunity of going to Russia as the best option for him right now.



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