In recent months, we have been hearing and talking about Barça as one of the most indebted clubs in Europe, a stumbled giant that will fight hard for trophies in the near future. The new leadership, led by Joan Laporta, who will be remembered as the one in whose era (due to lack of money) Lionel Messi left, amicably cut the salaries of several players and established vicious austerity measures.
Because of all this, the information of the Madrid AS sounds incredible, which writes that a conspiracy is being prepared, conditionally speaking, and that the Catalans will try to kidnap Kylian Mbappe from Real Madrid as early as January!
Joan Laporta said that the club will have money for one capital reinforcement before the season, the most realistic was former La Masia student Dani Olmo, whom Barça wanted in the last transfer window, and there was also talk of Raheem Sterling bursting with dissatisfaction in Manchester City.
The Madrid media announces that Barça, with the help of Pini Zahavi, the agent who once mediated in the transfer of Neymar (222,000,000 euros) from the Camp Nou to Paris Saint-Germain, will attack Mbappe this winter.
Then the Frenchman will enter the last six months of the contract, and the Catalans will have the right to legally negotiate with him.
Sources close to the club claim (although the whole story should be taken with a grain of salt because it is brought by a Madrid newspaper, not a Catalan newspaper) that Barcelona will offer the French national team an incredible 90,000,000 "on hand", ie in the form of a signing bonus.
Barça believe that with that sum, they would destroy the ambitions of the biggest rival, because the Royal Club is allegedly ready to offer 50,000,000 transfer bonuses. Also, AS claims that Real's maximum for the annual salary is 17,000,000 euros, the same as Gareth Bale's income, and that Barcelona could surpass that.
On top of all this, one cannot help but wonder whether a year of tightening the belt is enough to accumulate so much money for one player and whether the new management is ready to play again with the finances that forced Lionel Messi to leave his long-term home.
. At the same time, it is unlikely that Mbappe, who recently admitted that he wanted to leave Paris Saint-Germain this summer and move to the Royal Club, will suddenly make a 180-degree turn and make the decision to surrender to Barcelona.
At the same time, no one guarantees that the Parisians will not break him in the end and still persuade him to sign a new contract. On Tuesday, on the field against Leipzig, it seemed that he was really enjoying the tandem with Lionel Messi.