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Fresh concern for Barcelona as pair of PL clubs eyeing Ilaix Moriba

Fresh concern for Barcelona as Chelsea among pair of PL clubs eyeing Ilaix Moriba

 

Speculation stemming from the Spanish media over the last 24 hours has pointed towards the Premier League as a potential landing spot for Barcelona starlet Ilaix Moriba.

Blaugrana standout

Rumours surrounding the future of highly-regarded midfielder Moriba have come to the fore in a major way of late.

The 18-year-old, long viewed as one of the most promising up and coming talents at the Camp Nou, is a product of the club’s famed La Masia academy.

Moriba exploded onto the first-team picture last season, adding some much-needed cutting edge to Ronald Koeman’s ranks in the middle of the park over the 2nd-half of the season.

After being handed his senior bow in a La Liga meeting with Alaves back in February, the midfield all-rounder quickly notched an assist, paving the way for a further 16 appearances over the course of the season’s run-in.

His first-ever goal for the Blaugrana, versus Osasuna early in March, meanwhile, highlighted a number of Moriba’s impressive attacking traits:

Blues & Sky Blues keen

In turn, it is safe to say that recent reports doing the rounds in the media, pointing towards a potential Camp Nou exit for Moriba, have come as something of a concern for all associated with Barcelona.

Such uncertainty stems from the teen’s contract situation. Moriba has thus far knocked back Barca’s insistent renewal efforts, with the club, as a result, having responded by excluding their gifted young talent from all first-team activities.

And, as outlined above, on Thursday, a fresh update on the situation has been forthcoming.

As per a report from the Manchester Evening News, citing Spanish outlet Fichajes, a pair of Premier League clubs have had their attentions piqued by Moriba’s contract standstill.

Fresh concern for Barcelona as Chelsea among pair of PL clubs eyeing Ilaix Moriba

BARCELONA, SPAIN – FEBRUARY 16: Head Coach Ronald Koeman of FC Barcelona looks on during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain at Camp Nou on February 16, 2021 in Barcelona, Spain. Sporting stadiums around Spain remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Alex Caparros – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

The sides in question? Chelsea and Manchester City.

Amid suggestions that the player himself has been left disillusioned by Barca’s decision to freeze him out, the two Champions League finalists have made ‘initial moves’ to lure Moriba away from Catalunya.

Contact has already been established between the hierarchies of both clubs and Moriba’s agent, with Pep Guardiola understood to be particularly keen on his signing.

City could reportedly even ‘double the midfielder’s salary to €6m per year’.

 

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