The situation on Barcelona teenager’s future

Recent Barcelona news is concentred on the make-up of the squad in future years with teenage star Ilaix Moriba said to be central to their plans.

The Blaugrana have offered a contract renewal to the central midfielder which has been rejected by the player’s entourage, with the player set to be a free agent next year.

A report in Mundo Deportivo has now outlined the situation, claiming that Moriba’s agents are hopeful of arranging a meeting at the Camp Nou to discuss the player’s future.

Ilaix Moriba of Barcelona

They are said to have rejected the club’s proposed new contract via email and did not make a counteroffer or any requests, putting the player’s future up in the air.

The 18-year-old made his Blaugrana senior debut in January’s Copa del Rey victory against Cornella and he has now made 18 senior appearances – netting his first senior goal in the win at Osasuna.

The Guinea-born central midfielder has most commonly played in a playmaker role for Barca’s youth sides and he is one of La Masia’s brightest prospects and has put in a series of star appearances this year.

The Blaugrana’s precarious financial situation may complicate their negotiating standpoint on any new deal.

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