Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman has admitted he would like to have Paris Saint-Germain striker on his team amid speculation the France international is set to leave the Ligue 1 side and join Real Madrid.
Koeman was asked about Mbappe at a pre-match press conference on Saturday ahead of Barca’s La Liga clash with Getafe and insisted he’s not too worried at the prospect of the 22-year-old joining his club’s biggest rivals, as reported by Diario AS.
“I’m not worried, if they have the money to sign they can do it and he’s one of the best players in the world. Of course I would also want him in my team,” he said. “Everyone tries to improve their squad and if you can do it by signing these kinds of players then great.”
Real Madrid have made a second offer of up to €180 million ($212m) for Mbappe who is out of contract next summer, according to The Athletic’s Adam Crafton and David Ornstein. PSG sporting director Leonardo has already confirmed Mbappe wants to leave the French side.