One year from the end of his contract at Barça, the young Hispano-Guinean milieu, Ilaix Moriba, had informed his management that he did not intend to stay in Catalonia, to the dismay of his trainer Ronald Koeman who had placed a lot of hope in him. According to Mundo Deportivo, the RB Leipzig is preparing to make an offer substantial enough to complete the transfer of the 18-year-old.
Barça Mercato: Ilaix, imminent departure for RB Leipzig
Ronald koeman had not failed to criticize the management of the Ilaix Moriba case, in particular by accusing his agents of having privileged the financial aspect rather than the sporting one. » I chatted with Ilaix more as a person than a football player. His situation is horrible. My advice to an 18 year old is that money shouldn’t be the most important thing but rather playing games. Its representatives decided otherwise and I am disappointed with this. “It must be said that the case of the very promising Spanish midfielder has been at the center of many discords at Barça for several days.
The player trained at the club since his arrival in 2010, saw a lot of hope placed in him, in particular from the Blaugrana management, who intended to make him his future midfield leader. Coming from the same training as Ansu fati, with whom the player is very close, everything suggested that Ilaix would extend his adventure in Barcelona, where he is under contract until 2022. However, the player has let his management know that he does not intend to stay in Catalonia to open up to more substantial salary offers abroad and gain more playing time.
This is how several clubs came forward to enlist the nugget, including Olympique de Marseille, without taking action. However, Barça would have found today a club capable of enlisting him this summer, RB Leipzig, which is preparing to make a big offer to the Spanish club. FC Barcelona had let it be known that he would drop his jewel for a minimum of 15 million euros, an amount that would suit the German club.
This inflow of money would be welcome in a Barça in crisis, which tries somehow to recover from the departure of its star Leo Messi. A player to follow who is therefore likely to explode the coming season, in a club which is used to training young talents.