As a replacement for Neymar, Barca are now trying to sign Mbappe that’s what former directorr Bordas thinks. In 2017, Neymar moved to PSG with a huge transfer fee of 222 million Euros. Barca has not been able to find a replacement for Neymar since then. According to Bordas, they have begun an investigation into what to do with Mbappe. Technical Secretary Robat Fernandez has a big hand behind this.
According to Goal, “When we were to sign 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 look at him.”
“I called Mbappe’s father and he told me that we was not going to go to Madrid because Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale were there and that instead he could go to Barca because Neymar had left.” The president of Monaco preferred that he signed for Barcelona so as not to reinforced PSG, a direct rival. And it could have been done for €100m (£90m/$118m).
“Robert preferred Dembele and Pep Segura supported him. The explanation was that Mbappe plays for himself and Dembele plays for the team, and since a winger like Ney had left, Robert preferred a winger more than a finisher.”