Roma president James Pallotta will only forgive Barcelona for their “immoral and unethical” signing of Malcom if Lionel Messi is sent as a peace offering.
The Serie A side were on the verge of completing the capture of the highly rated winger when Barca gazumped them with a last-ditch bid of €41million.
Bordeaux accepted the offer and the 21-year-old was re-routed to Spain having been set to board a flight for a medical in Rome.
“In terms of Barcelona, it looks like a pattern for them over the last few years of doing things that just should not be done at a club with the reputation that Barcelona intends to have,” Pallotta said, as quoted by his club’s website.
“In fact, they apologised for their actions and how they went about things. I don’t accept the apology.
“The only way I’ll accept it is on either one of two conditions: one, they give the player to us. That’s obviously not going to happen.
“Two, maybe as a goodwill gesture at the very least they could send us Messi!”