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Malcom warns Barcelona: Arthur will become among world's best

Zenit St Petersburg attacker Malcom has defended former Barcelona teammate Arthur Melo.

Arthur has gone AWOL from Barca after a move to Juventus was confirmed.

Malcom told Marca: "He is my friend and one of those I speak to the most.

"In a few years he will be one of the best players in the world for his quality. He is a footballer committed to the club, a worker who always wants to be at a good level."

Of his own problems at Barca, Malcom added: "Since I was little it was my dream to play for Barça. I played and enjoyed every day with the best in the world. I will be able to tell my children and grandchildren that I played for this team."

And on talk of him joining Sevilla, he concluded: "I'm very happy here. They talk about me being linked to Sevilla, but it's fake news. I have my head here and I'm going to fulfill my contract."

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