The La Liga giants reportedly had a chance to sign the World Cup-winning Frenchman in the summer window, but Barcelona rejected any shot that Mbappe had of playing with Lionel Messi.
Barcelona have in their squad, Lionel Messi, arguably one of the greatest players to ever grace the game or ever will grace the game. However, what the La Liga giants have to face is that the Argentine is coming towards the end of his rather illustrious career for them. So whether they like it or not, Barcelona have to start looking for a replacement and they better do it fast.
But then again, they’re looking for a replacement for a man who just past Gerd Muller on the list of most goals scored for one club at 566 goals for Barcelona. It won’t be easy and there are only a few players in the world at the moment who could come close to replacing the superstar. The likes of Marco Asensio, Paulo Dybala, Kylian Mbappe and a few others are potential choices and it has been revealed that Barcelona turned down a move for one of them.
A former agent Josep Maria Minguella revealed that Barcelona rejected a move for the teenage superstar during the summer window, saying “On 5 August, I offered Mbappé to Barcelona. He was ignored and now I think this mistake will haunt Barça’s next 10 years. Kylian would have liked to play with Messi.”
The Frenchman has had a fascinating season so far with PSG and was crucial to their success last season. The 19-year-old Frenchman has had an incredible time off late, winning his second Ligue 1 title and helping PSG re-dominate France. In the process, however, the youngster has gone on to score 21 goals and create a further 17 assists for his attacking partners.
That combined with his incredible performance in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, has sent him name and popularity into the stratosphere, with the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and even Manchester United eyeing a move for him. Not only that, the Frenchman has started this season in fine form scoring 13 goals in 13 appearances, so far.
Kylian Mbappe is a very exciting youngster to watch playing football. His pace, trickery, ability in front of goal all bares a striking resemblance to many star of yesteryear. However, with him playing alongside Lionel Messi, Barcelona would have become a force to be reckoned with and in the process, they maybe had a long-term solution to their Messi problem.