Malcom in the middle (actually, more of an inverted winger) | Barca player | Barca v Roma 1st August

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    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt

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    People keep saying Messi and asuarez are 31. It's not as if they are going to fall off a cliff. Dembele and Malcom both need to play.
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    Peyroteo Professional Ronaldo PR Guy

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    Not really, he was better throughout the year than he was at the WC. He just has more help with Croatia. His defensive ability was the main reason Iniesta was still able to play as often as he did, he was doing the job of two midfielders at once for most of the season. Playing in a midfield 2 made his job harder, not easier.

    It was the best season of his career and it should only get better given he’ll have Coutinho playing in midfield consistently next season. He’s been the most underrated player in the world for the past few seasons, as complete of a midfielder as anyone. He’s not a classic Barcelona midfielder with excellent ball retention but he’s been a fantastic player for them.
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    Peyroteo Professional Ronaldo PR Guy

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    They can rest one of Messi and Suarez and play both Malcom and Dembele at the same time. The likes of Alcacer and Deulofeu had too many minutes this past season.

    Messi is going to rest more next season, they needed a bit more of creativity upfront so this makes sense.
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    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 New Member

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    Indeed. They need to play because Suarez and Messi can't do all by themselves at their age.
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    MrMourinho#7 New Member

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    35m is a steal in this market. Why are we watching other teams snap all the talented players while we had no one for our RW for the last 5-6 years? That's farce. Let's try to get a 30 year old average guy for 65 m instead. Yay!
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    jack1092 Banned

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    He's coming from France and will have to step up drastically to be a success at Barca. They are signing him for depth. It wasn't long ago he looked to be signing for Everton!


    Have people seen enough of him on here to suggest he should be signing for UTD instead?
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    MrMourinho#7 New Member

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    He was also seriously linked with Bayern Munich a while ago. Arsenal and Tottenham too. Roma wanted him and now he's gone to Barca. I'm sure he'd be a lot better choice on our RW than Lingard or Mata.
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    Infestissumam Full Member

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    jack1092 Banned

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    He might be more of a proper wide player than those two, but any better? I presume you’ve seen a lot of him and know this? UTD shouldn’t be in a position where they are taking punts on players.
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    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 New Member

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    Read that Roma want to make an appeal against Bordeaux.
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    Barcelona play Roma on 1st August so that'll be tasty.
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    MrMourinho#7 New Member

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    Of course Malcom would be a better fit for RW and has a higher ceiling point than both Mata & Lingard who are more of an AM than RWs. You don't need to watch every single minute of Malcom to know that. And not signing anyone for a position for years and playing other players who is not natural there year in year out is also a punt in itself. And a costly one. We already saw that in the last couple of years. At this moment in time the market is not full of proven quality and you have to take risks on players or endure mediocrity further. We know what we're gonna get with Mata & Lingard on RW and that's not good enough. So, signing an upcoming young talent for a fairly good price might be a good idea.
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    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 New Member

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    It's only an useless friendly, tbh. Besides, the players don't give a feck about the fact Malcom joined Barca instead of Roma.
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    Zlatattack Full Member

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    Transfer rumours suggest he's being offered to Chelsea. Might be a decent option on the right for us.
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    Nick7 Full Member

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    Not good enough yet. Shouldn't have gone to Barca.
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    IrishRedDevil Full Member

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    Never was good enough for Barca. Roma had the last laugh with this one.
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    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt

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    He's a bit slow.
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    RedSky likes to kick 10-year-olds Scout

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    Been unfortunate with a few injuries, looked good in pre season for them.
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    roonster09 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    Too early to tell who had the last laugh. He is just 21 (will be 22 in feb).
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    giorno Full Member

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    His agents shopping him around now, after they pushed him to barcelona out of pettiness :lol:
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    BBRBB Full Member

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    Among the talks of who's having the last laugh it would definitely be his agents if they manage to get a fee every 6 months.
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    #07 makes new threads with tweets in the OP

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    I actually think Malcom is a good player, Barcelona's just overly stocked for forwards. Lets not forget that not long ago the Catalan press were being briefed that Dembele might be pushed out.

    I am struggling to understand the Barcelona transfer strategy. Why did the Barca board buy Malcom when they already had Coutinho, Dembele, Suarez and Messi? Pure overkill. Malcom's a good player but he's not as good as any of those players (at least not when Suarez is still able to show his best stuff), so why spend the cash?
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    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt

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    You look at his build, he can turn on a dime and you're shocked how slow off the mark he is. I thought he'd be like Douglas Costa.
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    Keeps It tidy Hates Messi

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    Roma would have been more his level.
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    Liver_bird Full Member

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    Good player but wrong move so early on for him
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    Sayros Full Member

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    There doesn't seem to be much of a strategy, getting Malcom, Dembele, and Coutinho recently didn't make much sense at all. They made some good deals this January as far as getting players on a Bosman deal, but even the Rabiot one makes very little sense that could turn into a headache for them later.

    Malcom hasn't set the world on fire since coming to Barcelona and his development is going to suffer as a result because he's not on the talent level of a Dembele or Coutinho IMO.
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    Oh yeah, i'm laughing at the situation, not at his agents. 'Sides, it's barcelona. I will laugh at them though at least if they are to sell him at a big loss
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    GifLord The gif that keeps on giffing

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    Looks more of a Reese than Malcolm