The 21-year-old forward appeared destined to be heading for Serie A this summer, but he will now be signing a five-year contract in Catalunya
Barcelona have completed the €41 million ((£36.5m/$48m) signing of Malcom from Bordeaux, with the Liga giants having hijacked a proposed switch to Roma for the Brazilian forward.
It was announced on Monday that an agreement had been reached to take the 21-year-old to Serie A.
He is, however, set to continue his development in Catalunya as he prepares to enter into a five-year deal with Roma.
They have now got their man, with a statement on the club’s official website reading: “FC Barcelona and Girondins de Bordeaux have reached an agreement for the transfer of the player Malcom Filipe Silva de Oliveira. The operation will cost 41 million euros and 1 million in variables.
“The player will sign with the club for the next five seasons, until the end of the 2022-23 season.”
Barca added: “Malcom is an attacking player with a great future ahead of him. He stands out due to his electrifying pace and his technique with the ball at his feet.
“Malcom is a daring, pacey forward with an ability to shoot from distance. Despite being left footed, he is no slouch with his right also and can play on either flank.
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“He has mainly operated on the right hand side so far in his career to great success, attacking defenders and getting into the box at every opportunity.
Malcom moved to Europe with Bordeaux at the age of 18, having already tasted title success in his native Brazil with Corinthians.
The highly-rated youngster is the third addition to have been made to the Camp Nou ranks this summer, with Barca having already completed deals for Arthur and Clement Lenglet.