Barcelona youngster Ilaix Moriba is set to ignore interest from Manchester United to sign a new contract at the Nou Camp.
That’s according to La Vanguardia, who say Moriba’s love for Barcelona means his priority is to remain in Spain.
The newspaper explains that Moriba is one of the players ‘pending renewal’ at Barcelona, and they have already made a move to renew the young footballer.
They have a meeting planned with the 18-year-old for next Thursday to sort out a deal that would see him extend his deal for three years with a first-team status and number.
Moriba is seen as one of the stars of the future at the club, and they made a ‘great investment’ on him last season by renewing him at a ‘star price’ while he was in the youth squad.
He’s set to benefit from Georginio Wijnaldum’s decision to join PSG, and his ‘priority’ is continue at the club despite the offers that have come from the Premier League, such as Manchester United.
That’s because he is ‘delighted’ to play for Barcelona and wants to continue there rather than moving elsewhere. It’s a nice sentiment for Barcelona, who are desperately short on players who are that dedicated these days.
Indeed, this seems a little too sweet to be entirely true and feels a lot more like Catalan propaganda to make Barcelona seem big and mighty and able to fend off the interests of the likes of Manchester United in their players.