According to reports, there may be a chance of signing Ilaix Moriba from Barcelona. If true, Liverpool should take advantage of that.
Sport claims that Barcelona is in a difficult position with Ilaix Morib. They want to tie him up in the long run, but the player is resilient.
He turned down their latest offer, even though he already earns far more than most players his age. The 18-year-old earns £ 1.7 million a year, more than his peers in Barcelona.
Things are making the financial situation of the Catalans more difficult. As Athletic detailed here, they need to drastically reduce their wage bill.
Then paying a lot of money to an 18-year-old who is not Pedri will not be easy.
And to assess how badly Barcelona received all this, consider that he accompanied Moribu to his B team. In fact, he’s kind of below their B team now, because they don’t even use him in friendly games.
This is a player whom, according to Mundo Deportivo, they wanted to give an advantage over Gini Wijnaldum. That’s quite a drop in a few months.
And it’s a drop that Liverpool should take advantage of.
Moriba is a wonderful young talent. He can win in fights and throws, create chances, and the ability to keep the ball is fantastic.
He could really become a Wijnaldum player, as Barcelona thought. So who would better replace the Dutchman for Liverpool?
The Reds don’t need an immediate star though, as Fabinho, Thiago and Jordan Henderson will be their first midfielder. Naby Keita, James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Curtis Jones are also excellent support.
That way Moriba could enter as the future. He would get games, like Jones did last season, and develop along with Scouser. That sounds like a very promising midfield to us.
Moriba is not Pedri at the level of readiness, but he is still capable of playing at the highest level. Not even his £ 85m release clause will almost certainly come into play if Barcelona are forced to sell.
So, this could be an opportunity to sign an extremely promising young player to add to the squad. It’s an opportunity we think Liverpool should take advantage of.
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