Borussia Dortmund have added some good players this summer, and they aren’t near finished apparently, as latest rumors suggest the German side is ready to make at least one more signing, a really good one.
According to Goal, Dortmund are negotiating the transfer of Malcom with Barcelona, which would cost the Bundesliga club around €42 million (£38m/$47m). He has a €180m (£160m/$200m) termination clause in his current deal with the Blaugrana, but Barca is reportedly willing to settle for €1 million more than the €41 million they spent to sign him from Ligue 1 side Bordeaux.
When Malcom landed in Catalonia in 2018, he was believed to be on his way to Italy, where Roma was waiting for him, only for the Spanish giants to steal the player in the last minute.
One year after that, things haven’t been the best for the Brazilian player, who never was able to replicate the good things he did with Bordeaux, scoring 12 goals and adding seven assists in the 2017/18 season. With Barcelona, he never found his place in the team, barely making 15 appearances, starting six of them.
Albeit he hasn’t been as coveted as other players, the Brazilian youngster is one of many that would be leaving Barcelona this summer. That lack of interest has forced Barcelona to keep the winger as part of their pre-season plans, but now the situation looks different, with Dortmund ready to lure the 22-year-old to Germany.
A sort of advantage that Barcelona have here is that another former Barca player went to Germany and become a successful one, Paco Alcacer. After struggling during his stint with the Spaniards, Alcacer landed in Dortmund and started scoring goals every single game, even setting records with the team.
Already having secured the likes of Julian Brandt and Thorgan Hazard to boost their attack, Dortmund look ready to finally dethrone Bayern Munich, who are yet to strengthen their ranks.