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According to Barca news, the French teenager would have been mad with joy to have had the chance to play side by side with the Argentine star of Barcelona Lionel Messi.
A former Lionel Messi agent Josep Maria Minguella confirms that Mbappe was eager to play for Barcelona, but the Spanish capital side could not be materialized the deal.
In the earlier transfer season the Monaco superstar was heavily linked with the Real Madrid side but eventually, he ended up at Paris Saint Germain this season, the French capital side has brought him for one year loan which includes that can buy him in the next season for €180 million.
But the former Lionel Messi agent says that in the earlier transfer season they could have brought him for a cheaper price if they would not go after his countryman Dembele.
Minguella said: “It would have been €120 million plus €30m bonus,”
"He didn’t want to go to Paris or Madrid, who have their front three, he wanted to go there and nowhere else.
“But Barca were on Dembele, Dembele and Dembele, because a year earlier they had wanted to sign him for €15 million.”
Minguella blames the Barca president for not able to make this deal.
He added: “I’ve nothing against Bartomeu, but he’s a disaster,”
“These are the key moments. I fully understood that he didn’t want to go to Madrid or Paris. He’d have been mad with joy to play alongside Lionel Messi.”
This season Mbappe has made a flying start for the PSG side and he is the youngest player to achieve the milestone of eight Champions league goal.
On the other hand, his countryman Dembele who joined Barcelona from Dortmund for €105m is on the sideline for several months after he picks up a hamstring injury.