The future of Ilaix Moriba is not clear and is a matter of maximum and perennial concern at Can Barça. The youth squad, with a contract until 2022, asks for conditions to renew that the club does not want to accept because they consider them excessive, since they understand that the proposal they have put on the midfielder’s table is advantageous enough to give in. All this has entrenched the operation and makes it a source of constant statements and analysis throughout the summer.
The renowned journalist Ramón Besa, in ‘El Larguero’ of Cadena SER, wanted to give his opinion about the ‘Ilaix case, and has shown his support for the Blaugrana team: “He is playing with fire and Barça is doing well”. Let us remember that the player’s agents have been pressing for five months and showing an attitude that from within the club they understand is unacceptable, hence they are inflexible. Either Ilaix renews or he will play with the subsidiary.
The best sample is the last decision of Sergi Barjuán, coach of ‘B’. The legendary former player has included him in the squad of 26 players who will make the season at his command in Vall d’en Bas. Of course, this does not mean that he will dress at the end of the short and could miss the games that Sergi’s pupils play, as he has done with the previous two.
Ramón Besa himself added that “He is used to being given what he asks for. He has always skipped the salary scale at the quarry”. However, it seems that this time there will be no such deference, not at least as the promising midfielder and his agents would like. At 18, the Conakry-born midfielder was one of the freshest appearances of the past season and went on to play 18 first-team games. Now, the ‘Ilaix case’ is still hot, we will see in which direction it takes the next steps.