One player at Barcelona who might have some slight concerns about the signing of Malcom from Bordeaux is Ousmane Dembele.
The French player was hopeful of having a better second season at the Camp Nou, after a tough first year of injuries and lack of opportunities, but it must be concerning to him that the Catalan club have now signed someone who plays in the same position as him.
Malcom is a similar kind of player to Dembele, while they are also both young, both born in 1997.
The main difference is in their cost, as Dembele arrived for 105 million euros in the aftermath of Neymar’s departure, while Malcom has signed for 41m euros, less than half the Frenchman’s fee.
There is a chance now that Barcelona could try to move the former Borussia Dortmund man on this summer in order to try to bring in some income after spending 107.9m euros so far this summer.
On the other hand, even if he stays then Ernesto Valverde will have two talented youngsters fighting for the same spot.
Furthermore, Malcom will have a head start as he looks to impress the coach, as Dembele still has more holiday time given that he had been at the World Cup.