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Barcelona reject RB Leipzig approach for Ilaix Moriba

Barcelona have rejected an approach from RB Leipzig for teen wonderkid Ilaix Moriba, Alfredo Martinez of Onda Cero reports.

17-year-old Moriba is considered a generational talent at La Masia and Barca have been warding off interest for years.

Bundesliga talent-spotters Leipzig are the latest to try and get him, but sporting director Eric Abidal said no.

A number of other clubs are interested in Moriba, a dynamic midfielder compared to Paul Pogba.

Manchester City were confident of signing him in January 2019, but he penned a new deal with a €100 release clause.

Martinez states that Moriba could be in the club’s preseason plans as he inches closer to Barca’s first team.

The Guinea-born Spain youth international is under contract at Barcelona until 2022.

SourceOnda Cero

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