LaLiga transfer news: Chelsea legend suggests Eden Hazard to force a move to Real Madrid and more - January 23, 2019
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#3 Guillem Balague on Barcelona
Spanish journalist Guillem Balague has revealed that the rumours linking Malcom out of Barcelona have been created due to the fact that the Blaugrana want to sell the player.
The Brazilian had the interest of Spurs in the summer but now, according to Balague, the Lilywhites don’t have the money to sign him – or anyone for that matter – and that Barcelona need some money in order to pay €10 million in agent fees for Rabiot.
"We know that Spurs are putting the money somewhere else, they don't have money to sign anybody now," he said.
"Malcom was of interest in the summer but now not.
"The stories come from the fact Barcelona need to sell players to finance [Adrien] Rabiot coming in, not so much for the transfer fee but because it will be about €10m to his mother, who is his agent.”
He also added that the wages of Rabiot could also be on the high end, which means that the Catalans would need to make as much money as possible from sales.
"If they wanted to do it now, which is not going to happen because that would be money to PSG. Of course, his contract runs out at the end of the season.
"It's in terms of wages that they are going to have to try and convince Rabiot, that's still money."
And that money, according to Balague, should come from the sales of either Denis Suarez or Malcom.
"That money has to come from the sales of Denis Suarez or Malcom. Malcom arrived for €40m and hasn't made an impact whatsoever," he added.