Under contract until 2022, Ilaix Moriba (18 years old, 14 appearances and 1 goal in La Liga for the 2020-2021 season) cannot agree with FC Barcelona for an extension. The midfield agents are considered too greedy in the discussions, while the Catalan club must absolutely reduce its payroll. A situation that annoys President Joan Laporta.
“We will try to ensure that his case does not repeat itself, said the leader. He has one year of contract left and he does not want to accept the conditions of the club. We do not tolerate it and we must send a message to the young people of the training center. If he does not want to extend, there are other solutions. What we do not want are players that we have trained and who do not want to extend. “
“He is a player who has been given opportunities, but the club is above everything. I would like him to think about it and that we come to an agreement,” said Laporta. We cannot not allow himself to put him forward and then leave without Barça benefiting from it. We will not accept him for any player. “
Pending a possible agreement, Moriba is removed from the professional group. And his departure before the end of the transfer window cannot be ruled out.