According to a new documentary by L’Equipe 21, 'Kylian Mbappé - Hors normes (excepcional)', Barcelona were incredibly close to signing Kylian Mbappé before the deal fell through and Mbappé ended up at Paris Saint-Germain.
The documentary lays out the case that Barcelona were furious over Neymar moving to PSG and had reached a deal with Monaco that involved sending Arda Turan to the Ligue 1 side with some additional funds added on of course.
The deal was literally at the airport, with Mbappé’s plane ready to take off. It’s tough to tell how realistic that detail is, but my goodness what a fascinating thought.
In years to come, looking back on this deal could be a fascinating fork in the road for Barcelona.
Mbappé has the potential to be one of the best players of this generation, and to know that his plane was at the airport, ready for Barcelona, could be a devastating thought in the years to come.