Ronald Koeman has dissatisfaction over the uncertainty, due to a contract dispute, surrounding the future of Ilaix Moriba at Barcelona. In other words, among the football news coming from Barcelona, Koeman is upset with the transfer rumours surrounding Moriba currently.
Ronald Koeman has described Ilaix Moriba’s situation at Barcelona as “horrible”.
The Barcelona head coach has claimed that the teenager and his advisors prioritize money over his career.
Moriba broke into the Barcelona first team in 2020-21, and already, he has appeared in 14 La Liga games.
He scored his first goal as a substitute in a 2-0 win over Osasuna in March.
Barca has been in talks with the midfielder about a new contract, as his current deal expires next year.
But though they’ve already long made a lucrative offer to him, there has been little progress in recent weeks.
According to Sport, in the meantime, RB Leipzig has made an offer worth €8 million. However, Barcelona want closer to €15 million for Moriba if they are to sell him.
Koeman Is Upset with the Transfer Rumours Surrounding Moriba
This standoff for Ilaix Moriba has left Barcelona head coach Ronald Koeman deeply disappointed by the money-mindedness of it all.
He believes Moriba should be a key part of the first team’s future.
“I talked with Ilaix two or three weeks ago. His situation, for me, is horrible,” the Dutchman said on Friday.
“He’s young. He’s 18, he had the opportunity to play for Barca and he’s the future of the club. And he doesn’t play, he’s not with us.
“At 18, the most important thing is to play, not money. But Ilaix and his people think differently. I’m disappointed with that because I believe more in football than in contracts.
“Money at 18 cannot be the most important thing.”