Juventus move for Barcelona youngster Ilaix Moriba

Barcelona academy player Ilaix Moriba Kourouma could join Juventus when he celebrates his 16th birthday later this month, reports Catalan radio.

The 15-year-old is one of La Masia’s brightest prospects and has put in a series of star appearances this year, including a hat-trick against Real Madrid's Juvenil B team in August.

The Guinea-born midfielder most commonly plays in a playmaker role for Barca’s youth sides and has previously been linked with a move to Manchester City.

He will be free to join other clubs when he celebrates his 16th birthday on 19 January and Juve have reportedly been speaking to the player and his family.

RAC1 claim there is a ‘big chance’ of a move while Barca executives have been instructed ‘to do everything possible’ to retain the player.

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