RB Leipzig are reportedly looking to sell Ilaix Moriba permanently this summer as the German club are fed up with the midfielder’s attitude and lack of commitment.
According to picturethe former FC Barcelona academy star has caused tensions over his immaturity with the Bundesliga club, with Leipzig already viewing the teenager as overwhelmed.
With Leipzig reporting that they “massively regret” Moriba’s signing, it seems Tottenham have missed out on a nuisance from a talent, with Spurs reportedly being desperate to sign the Guinea international in 2021 when it emerged that the 19-year-old wants to leave Barcelona.
As we know, it was Leipzig who won the race for Moriba, with Bild claiming that East German sides could pay up to €22m (£18m) for the midfielder if certain clauses were met in the years to come.
However, with Leipzig loaning Moriba to Valencia in January, it’s likely Barcelona will never receive the full fee for their former midfield talent as the Bundesliga club aim to land the teenager on a permanent basis this summer.
Indeed, where Moriba goes from here is unclear, with a La Liga return with Valencia the most likely outcome. However, following this explosive report, it’s a great thing that Tottenham missed out on signing the teenager when they had the chance.
Leipzig nightmare reveals Tottenham dodged a bullet with Moriba
There’s a chance Tottenham would have been tougher on Moriba’s behavior if Antonio Conte had been the man who coached the former Barcelona star, but this latest update from Germany shows the north London side made a wise decision has not to sign the youngster.
While Moriba remains a talented midfielder and a player with immense potential, there’s no denying that this episode could make it difficult for the teenager to settle down permanently unless he’s willing to change his attitude and way of training.
In other news, Report: Liverpool and Arsenal impressed by £21m teenager
https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2022/03/28/club-regret-signing-18m-talent-tottenham-were-desperate-for-last-year/ The club ‘greatly regret’ beating Tottenham for £18m last year