Ilaix Moriba was one of the most discussed young players of the summer transfer window. The 18-year-old enjoyed his breakthrough season at FC Barcelona last season and it was expected that the talented youngster would develop into a leading player for the future. A contract dispute changed all that and Moriba has now signed for German side RB Leipzig.
Speaking to the German press for the first time, Moriba revealed why he chose Leipzig as his next club. “I was convinced by RB Leipzig’s plan for me and young players. The vision to develop as a club whilst also bringing on individual players appealed to me,” said Moriba. “However, it was very difficult to leave Barcelona, I have my family there. Despite that, RB Leipzig was the best decision for me.”
“I would like to thank Oliver Mintzlaff and Florian Scholz once more for their work. Without them, me being here wouldn’t have been possible. I’m really looking forward to my time at RB Leipzig, but now it’s time to get to work.” Moriba joined Leipzig on the transfer deadline day for a reported €16m transfer fee, signing a contract that will keep him at the Bundesliga club for five seasons.