The former Champions League-winning Barcelona and Inter Milan striker Samuel Eto’o when asked in an interview; gives his opinion on why Kylian Mbappe should join Barcelona next summer.
The world Cup winning star PSG winger Kylian Mbbape is under contract with Paris Saint- Germain until 2020. He is yet to renew his contract. But the PSG no 10 will be available next summer on the transfer market and will be up for grabs by many clubs.
Even though Mbappe is heavily linked to Real Madrid, other clubs i.e Manchester City, Liverpool, and Barcelona will be also ready when he wishes to be on the market. Last summer he stalled any contract renewal over demanding a Transfer Release Clause. That opened up the door for Real Madrid to sign him. But due to the Corona Virus pandemic, Madrid decided to withdraw for the time being. But the Real Madrid president Florentino Perez maintains a very good relationship with the PSG owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi and hopes to sweep the deal before any party next summer.
But other clubs are also interested in him. Notably Barcelona will be looking forward to a start signing after Leo Messi cast a shadow of doubt over his stay in Barcelona this summer.
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Samuel Eto’o believes Mbappe has the potential to fill up the shoes of Leo Messi. He believes the 22-year-old will be an exciting stimulus at Camp Nou. The fans will adore him.
Samuel Eto’o didn't hesitate to say that Mbappe should also rethink before joining the whites of Real Madrid. Barcelona need him more than Madrid do.
The fans got excited after the comment from Eto’o.
Opinion: Kylian Mbappe joining Barcelona will be an unlikely event. Barcelona already spent heavily on the last two summers. The only way they could afford Mbappe will be by offloading star players like Ousmane Dembele or Antoine Griezmann. With the advent of Leo Messi departing there should be enough funds to sign him. But it still seems like an unlikely event. A recent statement from the Barcelona board decided to unveil the deep financial problems at the club. The club deficits 190 Million Dollars or else they could go bankrupt by the end of December. They are already thinking of salary cuts from the player's wage bill.
Kylian Mbappe is heavily linked with Real Madrid not only because Madrid wants him. But also because of his long term admiration for the Spanish champions. Kylian Mbappe is also known to idolize the former Los Blancos no 7 Cristiano Ronaldo. He is on the way to follow the paths of the idol to the gate of Santiago Bernabéu.