Barca boss Ronald Koeman’s biggest success last season was bringing in a lot of young talent to the first team, and one of the Dutch youth policy winners was Ilaix Moriba.
The 18-year-old midfielder is impressed with his chances with the first team and, as his current contract expires in the summer of 2022, the Catalans are keen to sign a long-term contract.
Barcelona will sit down with Ilaix Moriba next week to offer him a three- or four-year contract, although signing him may not be an easy task.
This is because Moriba is being closely monitored by many Premier League clubs whose economic situation is much stronger than that of Barcelona, which turns the boy’s head.
President Joan Laporta has made it clear that the club must add here to a strong economic budget given its tender status.
However, this could also play for Moriba, as it means that Barcelona cannot bring in world-class stars and could give the boy many minutes of the first team at Camp Nou.