Ronald Koeman warns Ilaix Moriba over Barcelona future

Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman has issued a firm warning to teenage midfielder Ilaix Moriba over his future at the club.

Moriba, who broke into Koeman’s plans with a La Liga debut in 2020/21, has formed part of an upcoming chain of young stars from their infamous La Masia Academy.

However, with the 18-year-old’s current contract at the Camp Nou set to expire in 2022, he has been locked in talks with the club over an extension since the start of 2021.

Ilaix Moriba of Barcelona

Moriba’s representatives are rumoured to be pushing for a significant salary increase as part of a long term deal, with La Blaugrana unwilling to meet their demands, and Koeman warned the Spanish U17 international over the situation.

“I spoke with him two or three weeks ago. More as a person than as a coach. His (Moriba’s) situation is horrible”, as per reports from Marca.

“My advice is that money is not the most important thing at this stage of his career.

Ronald Koeman

“It is playing games. I am very disappointed because it is not the most important thing.”

Moriba has been training with the club’s B team during preseason in recent weeks with Koeman standing strong on his freezing out of the player.

He is not expected to be involved in first team action again until a solution has been reached over his future in Catalonia.

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  1. Gidon Zaft says:

    Anyone familiar with this club’s Affairs within the past 5-6 years must conclude that the overseers of this club were either the dumbest most incompetent group of managers or the industry’s biggest thieves; period. First Neymar’s transfer from Brazil to Spain was followed by a criminal investigation, the resignation and imprisonment of the then seating President Russell. On 23 January 2014, Rosell resigned as president after judge Pablo Ruz ordered the start of a hearing to investigate Rosell for alleged misappropriation of funds over the signing of Brazil forward Neymar, saying Rosell could be called in person to give evidence. In 2017, Rosell was jailed without bail after being accused of misappropriation of funds from the €57m signing of Neymar.

    Next, Dani Alves became arguably the best full-back in the world after joining Barça in 2008, winning three Champions Leagues and six La Liga titles, but joined Juventus after eight years with La Blaugrana, because the overseers of this club decided that paying him 5 million per season for 2 seasons was too much – 5 seasons after his departure, he led Brazil’s national team to a copa America championship and early this month to a gold medal in Tokyo Olympics. The same overseers of this club paid half a billion dollars for Dembele, Continho and Grizman, none of which can shine Dani Alves’s shoes when it came to actual performance. Now they got this genius for a coach; Koeman. Before coming last season to coach this team, few coaches worldwide could match his record of failure, yet, he keeps shouting his verbals at anyone with a microphone.

    He will fail again

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