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RB Leipzig make 'concrete offer' for Barcelona's Ilaix Moriba

By Akhil Fisher

The central midfielder has a market value of around €5m, according to transfermarkt.

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Barcelona’s newly-promoted first team sensation Ilaix Moriba has been garnering attention from some of Europe’s top teams, including RB Leipzig.

The German club are keen to lure the Guinea-born midfielder who has broken into Barca's first team setting this season after impressing coach Ronald Koeman.

According to Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo, ‘concrete offers’ have already been received by Barcelona from a German team and an English team, most likely to be Manchester United who also have been keeping close tabs on the midfielder.

The details of the offer are not yet clear and his contract in Catalunya expires at the end of next season, in 18 months’ time.

If Moriba is keen on appearing regularly for the first team with his tender age and looking to accelerate his development, Leipzig looks like an ideal destination to do it, considering the fact that many youngsters have moved on to etch themselves at Europe’s elite clubs.

He has made two senior appearances so far for Barca in La Liga this season, impressively registering two assists in only 83 minutes across the two matches – against Sevilla and Alaves.

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