Junior Minguella, the son of experienced agent Josep Maria Minguella, told Cadena COPE how Mbappe was an option for Barca.
“I can confirm it," he said. “More now than ever because a director confirmed it and gave his version of the story, it's totally true. My father knew that Neymar had an agreement with PSG and was going there. The directors didn't know or didn't believe it. They didn't want to take nay moves before he left.
"Then at the moment Neymar left, the staff and president had doubts over who to sign, and they thought Dembele fitted the team better than Mbappe.
"Some even said Mbappe was a ghost, who hadn't achieved anything. We had a deal for 130m euros plus 25m in incentives, Mbappe would get 10-16m euros net."