Former Barcelona director Javier Bordas has opened up on why Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe previously did not want to join Real Madrid.
Bordas oversaw some crucial transfers for Barcelona, such as Luis Suarez, Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, Ivan Rakitic and more.
According to him, he came in contact with agent Mino Raiola about signing Mbappe for the Blaugrana.
Bordas said that Mbappe did not want to join Los Blancos because of his compatriot Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale, and Cristiano Ronaldo’s presence.
Bordas said, according to Barca Universe, “It would have cost €100 million. We wanted a replacement for Neymar and Mbappe offered himself.
“He did not want to move to Real Madrid because of the presence of the BBC (Benzema, Bale, Cristiano) trio, but Barcelona preferred Dembele, and then Coutinho.”