Ilaix Moriba (18 years old) will be a Leipzig player for all purposes this afternoon. In this way one of the soap operas of the summer that has led the player to face FC Barcelona who went from wanting to renew him to threatening to go a year without playing before the footballer’s claims.
The canterano blaugrana passes this morning the medical examination with the German team prior to the signing of the contract and the officiality of the transfer. In the absence of it being made public, everything indicates that Barcelona will charge 16 million for the player, who could leave for free on June 30. It is also to be seen if any quantity is added in variables. Ilaix traveled to Germany on Monday and in the evening he could be seen dining at a well-known Italian restaurant in Leipzig.
Moriba ended his relationship with Barcelona on June 30 and the Catalan club was willing to renew him. He was a player to Koeman’s liking, who made him debut with Barcelona last season, with whom he played 18 games. A bright future was predicted for him in the Catalan entity, but in the end, those 18 games will be the only ones he has played with the Blaugrana shirt at the highest level.
When player and club sat down to negotiate, Barcelona was surprised by the financial claim of the footballer. Given the economic situation of the entity, it was materially impossible to satisfy his claims, so he was offered a three-year contract so that at the end of it, and already 21 years old, Moriba could choose his destination. By then, Barça hoped to be better financially and to be able to improve its offer.
The footballer’s castling led Barcelona to remove Ilaix from the first team and not allow him to play with the subsidiary either. The threat of spending a blank year before going to Leipzig, a team that had a closed agreement with him, for free within a year was more than real. Finally, the situation has been unlocked and Moriba will play in the Bundesliga and Barça will make good money.