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Ilaix Moriba’s renewal cools down, agents ask for time

Moriba during a match vs Eibar. (Source: GETTY IMAGES)

Despite the seeming recent proximity in the positions of the parties in the negotiation, talks between the club and Ilaix Moriba’s representatives have cooled down again, according to Mundo Deportivo’s Ferran Martinez, and an ending to this saga does not appear to be in sight.

After today’s meeting, Moriba’s agents have asked the club to give them time to reconsider. The club are surprised at how long these negotiations are taking, but they remain calm. The club thought that the three season proposal was a suitable compromise, but it seems that the player’s agents are not entirely convinced.

Barça had assumed that Moriba would travel to Stuttgart with the rest of the team, but today’s developments have made this impossible. For now, Ilaix will train with the B team, as he did this morning. It is unlikely that he participates in Barça B’s friendly tomorrow, as the club intends to sideline him until the situation is resolved.

Within the club, impatience is starting to brew, with several directors disappointed at the player’s attitude given the situation of the club. Koeman wants this issue resolved soon, and it remains to be seen if the young midfielder will be part of the Dutchman’s squad this season.