Barcelona went close to signing France wonderkid Kylian Mbappe, who had reportedly decided to join the Catalans, but eventually opted for Ousmane Dembele.
During the summer, the 18-year-old ex-Monaco star was courted by some of the best clubs in Europe, such as Real Madrid, Paris-St-Germain, Arsenal and Barcelona.
The French prodigy was a key player last season in leading Monaco to lift the Ligue 1 cup, scoring 26 goals in all competitions.
However, in an interview with Spanish radio Cadena Cope, football agent
The striker's father reportedly told Barcelona that they were the only club he wished to play for, and an initial deal worth
3/3 ✅⚽️— Kylian Mbappé (@KMbappe) 18 October 2017
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The capital's team penned him down on a
In fact, during Paris St-Germain's 4-0 win over Anderlecht, Mbappe became the most prolific teenager in the history of the competition.
On the other hand, Ousmane Dembele has made a positive start of his first season in Barcelona, although a hamstring injury is currently keeping him from playing.