Ilaix Moriba will not wear the Barça colors again. At least with a shirt that has the Barça crest embroidered on the chest. In the club they have assumed it one hundred percent and they no longer think about their fit in the first team. Negotiations with their representatives are broken since the technical secretariat make you a definitive renewal offer, much higher than the first, the day before the team traveled to the ‘stage’ in Germany. That day, the representatives said ‘no’ again, in addition to showing a terrible discomfort due to the bad press that the player was beginning to have for not accepting Barcelona’s proposals.
To Ilaix, Barça made it clear on several occasions that his future was at the Camp Nou beyond June 2022, when your contract ends. From the technical secretariat They reiterated the confidence that the coach showed him last season, making him jump to the grass in 18 official meetings with just reached the age of majority. In fact, Ronald Koeman urged him to renovate and travel with the team to Germany. But Ilaix was already disappointed. The Hispanic-Guinean player believes that his performance and his projection deserved a greater effort by Barcelona, compared to other players in the squad, so he did not want to accept the proposals of the culé team by considering himself despised.
With the closing of doors to renewal, Barcelona no longer have him despite Koeman’s great interest in having him on the squad. Now it only remains to wait for his future away from the club to be resolved, although Barça is clear that it will not go free now. Neither for a price lower than its valuation. The Blaugrana entity believes that the fair figure is close to 20 million euros and he has fully decided that if the amount is less, Ilaix will not go out and will have to leave for free in June. Red Bull Leipzig presented, through a call from its CEO Oliver Mintzlaff, an offer close to eight million that was immediately rejected. “If the offer is not good he will not leave”, commented from the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper. “Eight million we do not accept”they insist. This Thursday, “Calciomercato” announced that Tottenham could offer those 20 million, although Goal can confirm that Barcelona has not received any approximation by the London club.
What will Ilaix do at Barça then? If the desired offer does not arrive, Moriba will stay training all season with the Youth, although without being able to play a single minute of official game. In fact, he has no longer dressed in shorts during preseason games, neither with the first team nor with the subsidiary. Nor will it with the Juvenile and you will have to watch all the matches from the stands or from home, until your contract expires and you can sign for the club you want with complete freedom.