Malcom

JB_Spurs

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Also, didn’t Barca pay £35m ish, he’s done very little, and recently they were asking £60m ish. According to the media.
Barely given much of a chance to be honest. I don't think Valverde was ever keen on him signing in the first place, he really should have gone to Roma
 

wrd

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Goes to show how a few decisions can be the difference at the top level for players.
 

yido_number1

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Goes to show how a few decisions can be the difference at the top level for players.
Any forward player would be mad to compete with Messi, Suarez etc for a regular place. Roma could have really pushed him on.
 

doctor stefan Freud

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A cautionary tale in reaching for the stars too soon. Was always going to be behind and not in the middle of the pecking order at Barcelona.

Close thread, please- I cannot bare another Malcom in the Middle joke
 

Johnny J

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Good player, good price. Time to shut this thread until we're linked next year for £80m.
 

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I think us being linked with him always seemed more opportunistic for it being January and us desperate rather than him being a top target. Turning down a move to Barcelona at any level at any age is a brave move. In hindsight easy to criticise him but a move to Barcelona comes round at best once in a lifetime and at least he tried for it.

You could easily say the same about De Jong if he flops.
 

barry

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Most players would of done exactly what Malcom did in regards to Barca. He might of been a good squad option if the manager wasn't such a shit show.
Let's face it Barca is the pinnacle, and if you've been near the best everywhere you've been you have to believe you can make it anywhere.
 

dtxspurs

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I have no idea why his only suitors were in Russia. From what I've read of him Barca fans were incredibly frustrated Valverdi didn't play him more as he looked promising when he played.

I would have gladly added him as a player who can shuffle between winger and a #10
 
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