As you may have heard, Patrick Vieira has reportedly been in talks with Ilaix Moriba over a move to Crystal Palace.
Anyone who watched the south Londoners lose 2-0 to Arsenal on Friday night would realize they need a new central midfielder to complement Cheick Doucoure and Eberechi Eze.
Vieira’s midfield clearly lacks composure and the ability to keep the ball, but now that could change with the arrival of a special footballer.
What’s the matter?
Well it was Foot Mercato who claimed Vieira contacted Moriba about a move to Selhurst Park.
The 19-year-old is a precocious talent who looked set to be the next big thing in European football after emerging from Barcelona’s La Masia and playing alongside Lionel Messi.
Interestingly, Spanish news outlet SPORT described him as a mix of Yaya Toure, Paul Pogba and Sergio Busquets due to his diverse talents in midfield.
Moriba was actually sold to RB Leipzig as part of a deal €22 million (£19m) last summer and spent the second half of the 2021/22 season on loan at Valencia after struggling to make ends meet in Germany.
Nevertheless, the teenager remains a real child prodigy who, despite his age, has a wealth of experience.
Moriba won eight Caps for Guinea and also has Champions League experience under his belt.
Crystal Palace need Ilaix Moriba
After Christian Benteke and his £120,000 per week Wages were outsourced to DC United, leaving plenty of room on the payslip for another commitment.
If this signing isn’t an addition to the central midfield department, we’ll be baffled.
Vieira needs control if he is to play his possession-based style at Crystal Palace and despite his talent elsewhere, Jeffrey Schlupp is not the technician needed alongside Doucoure and Eze.
Moriba – or someone similar – is needed, and if the Eagles don’t sign such a player, it could have a big impact on their chances of success this season.
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https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2022/08/06/vieira-has-spoken-to-19m-gem-about-palace-move-been-described-as-a-mix-of-pogba-yaya-toure/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=vieira-has-spoken-to-19m-gem-about-palace-move-been-described-as-a-mix-of-pogba-yaya-toure Vieira has spoken to a £19million gem about the Palace move, which has been described as a mix of Pogba and Yaya Toure