Mercato | Mercato – PSG: Barça's incredible revelation on Mbappé's transfer!

Posted on October 20, 2021 at 4:30 am by AM

In 2017, PSG managed to recruit Kylian Mbappé who was nevertheless coveted by many clubs, like FC Barcelona as revealed by Josep Maria Bartomeu .

During the summer of 2017, the PSG struck very hard by recruiting in particular Neymar for 222M €. An amount that FC Barcelona had to reinvest to replace the Brazilian. With this in mind, Barça recruited Ousmane Dembélé and Philippe Coutinho , which proved to be failures since the two players did not meet expectations. And yet, FC Barcelona could have recruited Kylian Mbappé as revealed by Josep Maria Bartomeu , who was president of the blaugrana club at that time.

Bartomeu could have recruited Mbappé

“We had the opportunity to sign Mbappé, but the technical staff preferred Ousmane Dembélé because they wanted a player who could open the field (… ) Some expensive players have not lived up to expectations, this is normal in football. At the time, these 2 recruitments were applauded by all – Coutinho came because Iniesta was leaving, he was the best in England. Dembele arrived because of Neymar's departure, ”he told TV3.

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