Real Madrid test Ilaix Moriba, the promising new jewel of the Barcelona quarry

Illaix Moriba and Braithwaite face Militao during Real Madrid - Barcelona

With a transfer market filled with names like Mbappe, Haaland or NeymarOthers of less depth are beginning to move in the usual football lies. One of them is Ilaix Moriba, one of the great promises that the productive quarry of the FC Barcelona.

This 18-year-old midfielder from Guinea Conakri has managed to carve a niche in the first team, even ahead of other young people who promised a lot and who have stagnated, such as Riqui Puig. TO Koeman he likes the fierce character of this footballer, compared even to the very Paul pogba for their physical resemblance, and their drive in important matches, such as the Clásico against the Real Madrid (that they lost)

That is why it has attracted the attention of great European teams. Mamady moriba, father of Illaix (his real name is Moriba Kourouma Kourouma), has assured that they have received the interest of some of the great European teams. “City, Chelsea Y Juve they had stronger offers than those of Barça “, he admitted in ‘Que T’hi Jugues’, by SER Catalunya, and even got to have a closed flight to travel to Manchester to negotiate with the set of Pep Guardiola.

Beyond the offers from outside Spain, one of the most striking is the one he received from the great rival. While he has no problem talking about calls from big clubs like the ones mentioned above, he is eloquently silent when they ask him about Real Madrid. “We better leave it, let’s talk about something else,” he tries to dodge.

Moriba admits that they are very satisfied with the treatment of FC Barcelona. “They have given us everything from the beginning. La Masía, everything. There comes a time when there is money, but we want to stay at Barcelona and succeed here,” he says.

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