I told Dembele to join Barcelona says Kylian Mbappe

Kristopher Drake
September 11, 2017

"I met with Arsene Wenger, who is a great coach", Mbappe told the Daily Telegraph.

After much speculation, Dembele managed to force his move from Borussia Dortmund to Barca last month after refusing to train with the Bundesliga side.

"We have nothing to hide", PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi said Wednesday.

Mbappe believes the former Rennes man will benefit from playing alongside the likes of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, while leading Barcelona's attack.

That proved to be the final chance of the half, as the sides went into the break with the score level at 1-1.

"No. I already have a teammate who can win it", Mbappe responded when asked about attempting to win the Ballon d'Or.

The Blaugrana will pay up to €150m for Dembele with add-ons, while PSG's eventual permanent deal for Mbappe will reach €180m. All that about "prices" or whatever doesn't worry us.

Having switched to a 4-2-3-1 formation to accommodate Mbappe alongside Neymar and Julian Draxler behind lone striker Cavani, PSG's star-studded attack looked crowded more often than free-flowing in the opening 30 minutes. I will do everything I can to help him to win this Ballon d'Or.

"It's really incredible to be compared to a player like "King Pele", who is the king of football", said Mbappe. It gave us some breathing space and we were able to play the way we wanted to afterwards. "It was hard to take our chances in the first half because they defended well but we were able to play our game and win in style in the second".

Because of the arrivals of Mbappe and Neymar, PSG has been put under investigation by UEFA.

When record goalscorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic left PSG for Manchester United in 2016 after scoring 156 goals in 180 games, fans of the club may have wondered where the goals were going to come from.

While Mbappe will join Dembele among the ranks of the world's most expensive players, he says their focus remains exclusively on football, rather than their wages.

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