Kylian Mbappe was apparently snubbed by Barca for Ousmane Dembele, according to his agent Josep Maria Minguella.
Kylian Mbappe was close to Barca.
PSG has broken a record for consecutive wins in Ligue 1 this season. They played 9 matches and got 9 wins.
One of the reasons for this achievement is Kylian Mbappe, who managed to scored 4 goals in their last match against Lyon.
PSG bought Mbappe for €180 million and it seems that they made one of the best deals in football.
Mbappe has also helped France won the World Cup and is considered as one of the best football player in the world, despite being only 19 years old.
On the other hand, Ousmane Dembele was seen as the golden boy of French football. He rose to prominence just before Mbappe, but has (in a way) lost his footing in the last season.
He made his big transfer to Barcelona, but then ended up being injured for majority of the season. He was also overshadowed by Mbappe in the World Cup, and is currently having a mixed season for Barca.
According to Mbappe’s agent, Minguella, Barca was close to Mbappe, but they went for Demebele instead.
“Barca were offered Mbappé, the player’s father told me that his son wanted to go to Barça, but the club’s technicians discarded him and preferred Dembélé.”
It could have been a lot different if they would have signed Mbappe, given how important the player has been for PSG and France.
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“The club’s technicians discarded him and preferred Dembele!”
- Mahrez terrible penalty miss vs Liverpool!
- Avdalyan insane penalty kick for Rubin!
- Morris stunning goal vs Cork City!
Who knows how far would they go in the Champions League, and probably wouldn’t be surprised by Roma.
Still, they made their choice and brought in Dembele, who is hardly a bad player.
There’s a feeling that Dembele will come good eventually, but it would have been interesting to see Mbappe and Messi in the same team.