The former Barcelona board of directors believes that Kylian Mbappe could be a replacement for Neymar who left the Blaugrana at Camp Nou.
At a Glance Sports – Javier Bordas who is a former director at the Camp Nou said Kylian Mbappe is suitable to be a replacement for Neymar at Barcelona.
Previously Monaco wanted to sell Mbappe to Barca, but Barcelona itself chose to invest in Dortmund young player Ousmane Dembele.
Meanwhile, Neymar moved to Paris Saint-Germain in a € 222 million (£ 198 million / $ 263 million) blockbuster deal in the summer of 2017, leaving a void at Camp Nou.
“When we recruited Dembele, agent Josep Maria Minguella called me to tell us Mbappe was within reach,” Bordas told Mundo Deportivo.
“I spoke with Josep Maria Bartomeu and he told me to take a look.
“I called Mbappe's father and he told me that we were not going to a club like Real Madrid.
“Because Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale are there and otherwise he can go to Barca because Neymar has left.
“The Monaco president prefers him to join Barcelona so as not to strengthen PSG, his direct rival.
And it can be done for € 100 million (£ 90 million / $ 118 million).
“Robert prefers Dembele and Pep Segura to support him. The explanation is that Mbappe is playing for himself,
“Whereas Dembele plays for the team, and because a winger like Ney has left, Robert prefers winger over finisher.”
This is a move that Barcelona must regret. While Dembele has shown flashes of the quality he has shown with Rennes and Dortmund,
Instead, he spent most of his time in Spain on the injured list.
And only made 82 appearances in three years, having scored 22 goals and 17 assists.
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The Catalans spent € 105 million (£ 94 million / $ 125 million) on the France international, now 23,
While there are bonus payments of up to € 40 million (£ 35 million / $ 47 million) included in the deal.
Meanwhile, Mbappe has continued to rise since moving to PSG, and a year after his big move he scored in the World Cup final.
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