Looking for reinforcements for this season, Pablo Longoria managed to bring Konrad de la Fuente to OM this summer from Barça. But after the 20-year-old American winger, the president of Olympique the Marseille wants to try another nice move to the Blaugrana.
OM Mercato : Longoria challenges Chelsea and City for Ilaix Moriba
After registering the recruitment of Konrad de la Fuente for a check of 3 million euros, Olympique the Marseille would be interested in another player trained at FC Barcelona. Pablo Longoria would even consider opening new discussions with the leaders of the Spanish club in the coming days. Indeed, according to Mundo Deportivo, Pablo Longoria is trying to convince Ilaix Moriba to join his former teammate La Fuente in Ligue 1 this season.
The Spanish daily assures that no offer has yet been made to Barça, but several European formations are ready to recruit the 18-year-old midfielder in case of a sale this summer. In addition to OM, Chelsea and Manchester City are also announced on the trail of the Spanish U19 international. Especially since the Barcelona management could resolve to let Ilaix Moriba go by the end of the mercato.
Ilaix Moriba sold if not extended?
The Catalan daily explains that the clan Ilaix Moriba had until this Sunday to give his answer to the Barça management regarding the extension proposal that was sent to him. With a year to go before the end of his contract, the player has not yet renewed his commitment and the Blaugrana refuse to see him leave for free next summer. Therefore, the native of Conakry is ordered to make a decision before the end of the market.
But according to Mundo Deportivo, the club that has just lost Lionel Messi has no news from the entourage of the young midfielder trained at the Masia. A few weeks before the end of the market, Ilaix Moriba should leave Barcelona in the coming days. It remains to be seen if Olympique the Marseille will be able to beat the competition of the two English champions in this matter.
To be continued…