AS Roma sporting director Monchi claims that N’Zonzi is better than Malcom, after Barcelona snubbed Malcom in a last minute of the transfer.
“I said I would get a stronger player [than Malcom], but not necessarily in the same role,” Monchi told reporters at a news conference on Thursday.
“Doesn’t a world champion seem stronger than Malcom to you? For me Steven is better than Malcom.We already have stronger players on our team. We have improved the team without thinking about the defined roles.Malcom was a possibility because he seemed strong, but we went ahead looking for both the same and the other players.”
Roma signed N’Zonzi for €30m from Sevilla.