Barcelona has taken a clear stance on the future of academy graduate Ilaix Moriba, according to Cadena SER.
Multiple sources said earlier this week that the Blaugrana had received low-ball offers of approximately €5 million for the midfielders. The response from the club was unequivocal: the player would not be sold for less than €15 million.
According to a new report from SER on the hot topic, Barcelona will not sell the player for less than €20 million at this time.
Moriba’s contract with Barcelona had been assumed for a long time, but everything changed when his representatives determined that he deserved a bigger income.
Given the organization’s precarious financial state, the club flatly refused to comply with the agent’s unreasonable demands. However, money appears to be the player’s top objective, since his group has begun looking for other choices.
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Ronald Koeman recently commented on Moriba’s predicament, stating that the La Masia graduate should focus on playing time at the club rather than money at his age.
Nonetheless, his departure from Barcelona appears to be only a matter of time. RB Leipzig has shown a lot of interest in the midfielder in the previous 24 hours, and the potential of him playing in the Bundesliga next season is steadily becoming a reality.
At the moment, Barcelona would be pleased to cash in on the player. It would not only raise much-needed finances, but it would also pave the way for more young stars to shine.
Nico Gonzales and Gavi, the Dutch coach’s academy replacements, appear to have already been found. The duo has been called up to the first squad once again for the match versus Sociedad, and will definitely play a key role in the team this season.