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President Bartomeu, Eric Abidal praise new Barcelona signing Malcom

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The two power figures spoke about the Brazilian

FC Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu Arrives At Madrid High Court Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Barcelona took the time to present their newest signing, 21-year-old Brazilian winger Malcom, on Thursday night at the Nike headquarters in Portland, Oregon, and both President Josep Maria Bartomeu and Technical Secretary Eric Abidal had some nice words for Malcom.

Bartomeu did what presidents do, just thanking everybody and saying the player is good. Abidal gave us a more detailed description of the young man, which is good when you’re the technical secretary and is involved in transfers.

President Bartomeu

“We’ve been following Malcom since 2014, and our people who scouted him said he was very good.

We want to thank Nike for letting us use their facilities to present Malcom. We’re sure he’s going to have a great season.”

Eric Abidal

“I’m very proud to present Malcom. He made the leap to Europe and adapted very well to different coaches and tactics.”

“He’s left-footed and can play on both wings. In Brazil he played on the left wing and in Europe he’s played on the right wing. He can also play as an attacking midfielder. He’s a goalscorer and can also provide assists.”

Source: FC Barcelona

Malcom is already training with his teammates and is expected to take some part in the pre-season friendlies in America.