Tension arises between Barcelona and Ilaix Moriba, who is going through a difficult time according to Marca. Due to a contractual dispute, the Barcelona starlet returned to Barcelona B from being a first-teamer last year. The latest football news notes that the Blaugrana has made it clear that he will remain with the reserves until he changes his negotiating position.
Barcelona B coach Sergi Barjuan has spoken out about the situation. “I spoke with him, and I told him that I would assist him in the day-to-day, but above all, I advised him not to allow himself to leave [Barcelona],” he said.
“It’s a new and difficult situation for him and the club, but in the end what matters is that he doesn’t trip himself up, that he gets the best out of himself, because in the end when the situation is resolved, he knows that when he reaches the top the competition will be fierce and if he’s not physically right he’ll find it tough. But he’s doing it well, he’s managing this tough moment well. He’s loved by his teammates.”
In order to register their new signings and renew Lionel Messi’s contract, Barcelona is in a financial bid, and the Catalan club is desperately attempting to reduce their wage bill. They are unable to offer a large contract to an unproven starlet.
However, on the other hand, Ilaix is a true artist. The 18-year-old made his first-team debut last season under Ronald Koeman. He appeared in 14 La Liga games where he made three assists and netted one goal. He also played in the Copa del Rey three times and in the Champions League. According to reports, the Premier League is monitoring the situation around him to see if he becomes available this summer.