Manchester United targets Ilaix Moriba to cancel Barcelona contract
Transfer News: Manchester United target Ilaix Moriba to terminate Barcelona contract
According to transfer news from Mundo Deportivo (h / t Inside Futbol, 18-year-old Barcelona ace Ilaix Moriba is set to terminate his contract at Barcelona amid interest from Manchester United.
Moriba is in the final year of his Camp Nou contract and will be eligible for a free transfer next summer. The starlet is yet to sign a new contract, thanks to which the Catalan side removed the player from the senior squad, and the player is now part of Barcelona’s B squad.
The youngster’s situation at Barcelona has seen him spark the interest of several clubs in Europe this summer, including English giants Chelsea and Manchester United and German side RB Leipzig, who are back in the market for the player this summer after failing to sign the player last year. .
Moriba is set to end his contract this season, even though he knows what could happen, according to Spanish daily Mundo Deportivo (h / t Inside Futbol). Although Moriba started 14 La Liga games last season, he is aware that his first-team football could be completely cut short if he does not strike a new deal at Camp Nou.
United have been keeping an eye on the player as they are eager to sign reinforcements in the midfield this summer. The Red Devils, who risk losing Paul Pogba in a free transfer next summer, could make a good choice by signing Moriba, who could replace the Frenchman in the long term.
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However, United will need to act quickly if they hope to sign the 18-year-old this summer as there are only three weeks left until the summer transfer window ends.