Ilaix Moriba could leave Barcelona this summer with the cub currently unwilling to meet his new contract demands.
18-year-old Moriba has been with the Catalan giants since he was seven years old, progressing through the club’s La Masia academy and now regarded as one of Barca’s brightest talents.
Handed a first-team role by Ronald Koeman in January, he went onto make 14 La Liga appearances last season while also attracting interest from clubs elsewhere in Europe.
Mundo Deportivo reported in March several clubs were keen to prise the midfielder away from the Camp Nou, with United making a ‘firm offer’ to sign the teenager.
Moriba has recently ended his relationship with Stellar Group to switch to German agency Rogon, who are now representing the player in contract negotiations with his current deal set to expire in June 2022.
RAC1 report however Barcelona are not impressed with the high demands of the midfielder’s new representatives. Given the club’s perilous financial situation, they have made it clear they will not agree to terms currently on the table.
The report adds if Moriba does not lower his demands, the club could be prepared to let him leave this summer.
Reports in April suggested Barcelona’s interest in Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum was cooling, with the club prepared to place their faith in Moriba next season.
However, Wijnaldum is now said to be close to signing for the Catalan giants once again – a move that could also have some bearing on Moriba’s future at the club.
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