Ilaix Moriba selected for pre-season with Barcelona B as contract standoff continues

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Ilaix Moriba’s future is still up in the air at Barcelona according to Mundo Deportivo. The 18-year-old has been called up to Barcelona B’s pre-season camp, excluded from the first team due to the problems with his contract negotiations. Ilaix is one of 26 players selected by Sergi Barjuan.

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New signings Aranda, Jutgla and Escobar have also been included in the squad, while Kays Ruiz is unavailable at the moment due to a digestive illness. Also summoned are Arnau Rafus, Arnau Casas, Arnau Sola, Miki Juanola, Marc Casado and Ilias Akhomach.

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Ilaix’s contract with Barcelona expires next summer, so if he doesn’t renew his deal it’s likely he’ll be sold to avoid the prospect of him leaving on a free in 2022; the Premier League is watching the situation closely. Barcelona have given Ilaix what they believe is a fair offer, and won’t go higher. It appears that the ball is in Ilaix’s court and he now needs to make a decision.

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