Monchi Says Roma Will Seek Legal Advice After Barca Swoop for Malcom
Roma’s Sporting Director Monchi says that the club will see if they have grounds for legal action, after Barcelona dramatically pounced at the 11 th hour to complete a deal for Bordeaux winger Malcom, who was on his way to Rome to complete a deal with the Serie A club.
Barcelona made an improved offer while the player was en route to Rome and quickly concluded a deal. Roma Sporting Director Monchi told the Roma website that he was dissatisfied with the conduct of Bordeaux and Barcelona.
“Now, within the club, we are looking at our options and seeing if we have a legal case. It is true that nothing was signed, but there are many messages with the agents and their president that are at least worth being assessed.
“I am very sorry for what has happened, but I believe that we had a complete agreement with Bordeaux – and then offered even more than that to get it done again. President Pallotta made the decision to make the best offer possible, but when the negotiation became an auction we decided to withdraw from it.
“If someone wants to come to Roma that is great, but ultimately if they do not want to come to Rome then we do not want them. I want to tell our fans that we are continuing to work hard, working to identify a player that wants to come to Roma and is the equal or even better than Malcom.”