Football world’s soon-to-be the most expensive teenager Kylian Mbappe, came very close to moving to Spain last summer at it wasn’t Real Madrid.
Barcelona nearly snatched him from the claws of Florentino Perez again – like they did with Neymar in 2013.
The Catalans reached a deal with Monaco to prevent him from signing for PSG. All taking place a day before the end of the summer transfer window, but eventually broke down and saw Mbappe join PSG.
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According to the documentary ‘Kylian Mbappé – Hors normes (excepcional)’, filmed by L’Equipe 21, Monaco and Barcelona reached a deal.
According to reports, there was no agreement between PSG and Monaco on the night of August 30.
Barcelona, angered by PSG’s signing of Neymar, and with Ousmane Dembele’s arrival sealed, reached a deal with Monaco involving a payment and Arda Turan going the other way.
According to L’Equipe 21, everything was ready. Mbappe’s plane was waiting in the airport, but it broke down and Mbappe ended up at PSG.