Done deals aren’t always done, and AS Roma will be fuming with Bordeaux if their marquee move of the summer is hijacked by Barcelona.
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Roma announced an agreement with Bordeaux for the transfer of much-desired winger Malcom, the 21-year-old who scored 12 goals and added seven assists in Ligue 1 play last season.
Linked with Everton amongst others earlier this transfer window, Roma director Monchi landed the winger on Monday.
Or so he thought.
Roma announced the impending arrival of the winger, set for a $42 million move to the Italian capital.
But Barcelona had about $5 million more to offer, and Bordeaux, well, Bordeaux wants the dough.
The transfer market is cutthroat, but a selling team making the agreement and then stopping a player from boarding a plane seems like something akin to Stringer Bell giving the A-OK to attack Omar Little on a Sunday morning: Just not cool.
“The Wire”: What a show.