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HE WILL PLAY IN RUSSIA

The coach of Zenit confirms that the club was following Malcom last summer

Published:2/08/2019 - 16:48h

Updated:2/08/2019 - 16:48h

After several weeks of rumours, it is already a reality, Malcom is a new player of Zenit of St. Petersburg. The coach of the russian team, Sergei Semak, has confirmed that the club followed the brazilian a year ago and that now has taken advantage of his opportunity

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The FC Barcelona has put serious with the operation gone out of the summer 2019, and the last in leaving has been Malcom. The Catalans have confirmed this Friday the agreement with the Zenith of St. Petersburg, that will credit 40 million fixed euros and five more in variables to do with the services of a footballer to the that the fault of opportunities prevented him consolidate in the Camp Nou.

The one who has spoken today same on an incorporation crashes for the Russian group has been his trainer, Sergei Semak. The ex player has revealed that the interest in the one of Sao Paulo is not new, but that now had arrived the moment to take advantage of the opportunity: "When my work in the Zenith hardly began, does a year, already followed to Malcolm, but in this moment the cost of the transfer was high for us".

"This year it has arisen the opportunity of ficharlo. Malcolm is footballer with good speed, pass and dribbling. The past season received offers of other clubs, but the Barcelona was more insistent and carried it to him", has explained, and has recognised that his arrival was not difficult to concretise because the attacker looked for more minutes of which had in the City Condal, where did not attain to be leading.

"Always we guide us in our politics of signings for bringing players with qualities of which carecemos. We know of the level of competition that there was in Barcelona and that his time of game was insufficient. And now Malcolm has decided to come to our club, with what are very happy, because nowadays a lot of European clubs can pay a good money", has valued.

Finally, Semak has insisted in that the contracting of the already ex Barcelona supposes a jump of quality for his team, and that also expects that have a positive impact in the League of Russia because of his promising qualities: "The apparition of this player in Russia is rather an exception to the rule. I am doubly satisfied that our team have been able to fichar a so good footballer".

The Barça still has to resolve his operation gone out

The Barça has resolved another case with the goodbye of Malcom, but still has some pending accounts in the staff. Players like Philippe Coutinho, Rafinha Alcántara or Ivan Rakitic follow surrounded of rumours, and before it arrive the month of September will have to have more answers. The team is practically complete, but does not have descartado that there are novelties in the always agitated month of August.

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