Barcelona midfielder Ilaix Moriba appears to have responded to criticism from coach Ronald Koeman with a post on social media.
The Dutchman spoke about the 18-year-old’s situation at the club on Friday, describing it as “horrible,” and admitted he’s been disappointed by the midfielder.
Ilaix has been demoted to train with Barca B as he’s been unable to agree a new contract at the Camp Nou. His current deal expires in 2022 and Barca are said to be willing to put him in the stands for a season if he does not renew.
The 18-year-old has now reacted with a post on Instagram that reads, “Thousands of rumors and no one knows the truth.”
Ig Ilaix: "Thousands of rumors and no one knows the truth." [ilaixmk] pic.twitter.com/UsXvQP9ahf— barcacentre (@barcacentre) August 20, 2021
There is ongoing speculation about Ilaix’s future currently. Mundo Deportivo report RB Leipzig have told Barcelona they want to sign the midfielder but are yet to make a formal offer.
There’s also a report from MD that reckons Manchester City are keeping tabs on the situation and would like Ilaix on a free transfer next summer.
Meanwhile, Barca are said to want €15-20 million for Moriba which seems optimistic given the current state of the transfer market.