FC Barcelona have reportedly joined the race to sign Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe, with the Catalan giants said to be prepared to offer the French striker a huge amount of money.
The young forward has been widely linked with a move away from Paris, and his list of potential suitors is seemingly growing with January 2022 getting closer, a time when Mbappe will be able to negotiate a pre-contract with another club.
Real Madrid tried to sign the former AS Monaco prodigy in the most recent transfer window, but PSG reportedly refused to budge from their valuation of the 22-year-old, whose contract with the club is set to expire at the end of this campaign.
New reports now suggest that Los Blancos' biggest rivals Barca are ready to snatch the transfer from under Florentino Perez's nose.
Per Diario AS, the Blaugrana are seriously interested in the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner and are willing to offer the forward a mammoth €90 million (R1.5 billion) signing bonus if he agrees to join them as a free agent next year.
It is further claimed that Carlo Ancelotti's Real are only willing to pay the player €50 million (R851 million) as a reward for joining.
Financial issues forced the Catalan giants to let Lionel Messi leave in August, but it appears that no longer having to pay the Argentine's big wages may have led to some money becoming available for the club.
It remains unknown as to whether or not Mbappe's desire to leave Paris is motivated by money, but an offer like this from Barca could tempt the goal-getter to sway to the other side of Spain.
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