Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman commented on Mbappe’s move to Real Madrid, the traditional rival of Blaugrana, stressing his refusal to pay large sums for one player.
“We can’t compete with Paris Saint-Germain or Manchester City from a financial point of view, we have to accept that,” Koeman said in comments published on the Spanish website Mundo Deportivo.
He added, “Signing Mbappe would be a big boost for Real Madrid, but at the moment it’s crazy to pay this money to the player.”
“These numbers to me are ridiculous, we are at a time when everyone has their own financial problems,” he explained.
On the Barcelona fans’ frustration due to the financial team’s inability to sign one of the stars, Koeman said: “I am aware of this and understand it, but everyone wants the best for this club. Other clubs like Paris, City and United compete, you have to accept that and work to improve things and improve things financially.”
He concluded: “Not today or tomorrow, but it will last for a long time.”
And press reports had revealed the demands of Paris Saint-Germain for the sale of striker Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid during the current summer market.
According to French press reports, Paris Saint-Germain will not accept less than 200 million euros to agree to Mbappe’s departure to Real Madrid.
Paris Saint-Germain rejected Real Madrid’s offer to include Mbappe, for 170 million euros, in addition to 10 million euros.
Barcelona is preparing to face Getafe tomorrow at 5:00 pm at the Camp Nou on the third day of the Spanish League.