In 2017, Barca had the opportunity to own Kylian Mbappe, but the squad gave up to hire Ousmane Dembele from Dortmund.
Barca was able to hire Kylian Mbappe while he was still with AS Monaco in 2017. Bordas, a former member of Barca’s hierarchy, stated that Blaugrana would certainly have the French striker’s signature if he had paid 90 million.
The team in Catalonia did not select Mbappe. Instead, they paid 124 million pounds to recruit Ousmane Dembele from Dortmund.
Mbappe preferred Barca because Neymar had just left,” Mr. Bordas quoted Mundo Deportivo.
Bordas also said that Monaco actively approached them because the principality team did not want to sell the pillars to PSG. The reason Barca selected Dembele was that they rated him as a player capable of coordinating with his teammates, while Mbappe was a striker used to work independently.
After being rejected by Barca, Mbappe moved to PSG for a loan. In the summer of 2018, it was activated by the Paris football team with a purchasing clause of £108 million.
Mbappe started to play impressively in the PSG jersey. He won the Ligue 1 title, and after 20 years of waiting, he became the mainstay to bring France to the World Cup. Mbappe is evaluated by many data sites, such as Transfermarkt, CIES, as the most valuable player in the world.
Dembele has a starting point not less than that of Mbappe. Yet the career of the player has been constantly hampered by injury. This season, former Dortmund stars are lucky enough to keep their feet safe, and coach Ronald Koeman offers them a chance to play very often. He has three goals, one assists in all competitions.
In the second match of the Group E UEFA Champions League 2020/21, despite being played at home, Juventus proved to be totally behind Barca. Without Ronaldo, Messi was naturally the lead character of the summit. Even as Dembele helped open the game, the M10 scored directly at the end of the match.
Despite having dominated Italian football for almost a decade (9 straight Scudetto), Juventus was unable to carry home the third C1 / Champion League title in history. At this point, the greatest accomplishment of “Old Lady” is only the last two times (losing … Barca in 2015 and losing to Real Madrid in 2017).
From Massimiliano Allegri to Maurizio Sarri, no one can help the squad to quench their hunger for titles in the most prestigious club-level arena on the continent. And now the team leaders have agreed to bet on coach Andrea Pirlo.
At the Barca summit tonight, Cristiano Ronaldo will already be in the crowd because he wasn’t out of Covid-19, but in Pirlo ‘s possession is Alvaro Morata, who won Barca in the 2014/15 Champions League final (unfortunately, Juventus lost 1-3 in the end) or Paulo Dybala, the striker who scored twice against the Catalunya giants in the 2016/17 Champions League quarter-finals. 0 after two matches)
Also, don’t forget that Juve had reached the Champions League Final twice before CR7 arrived. Since Ronaldo joined Juventus in 2018, it seems that “Old Lady” has more or less a disease depending on the Portuguese star, not a strong party, not relying on any person, like when Allegri was in the lead.
One day CR7 could not play, Juventus was absolutely deadlocked before Barca in the reconstruction process , despite using “tricks”.