Liverpool fans are hoping for a midfielder to arrive this summer. The Reds have lost a key man in the middle and many Kopites think he should be replaced. Liverpool could hold an advantage in the race for Ilaix Moriba as the youngster has elected to play for Guinea.
Who is Ilaix Moriba?
The Barcelona academy has produced some fine players down the years and Ilaix Moriba is the latest in a long line.
The 18-year-old centre midfielder shone at La Masia, once scoring a hat-trick against Real Madrid U19s when he was just 15-years-old.
A silky footballer with close dribbling ability and an eye for a killer ball he is very much of the Barcelona mould.
Ilaix Moriba to play for Guinea
This summer the youngster entered the final year of his contract with the Blaugrana.
There has been plenty of speculation around his future with a new deal not looking in the offing.
Amid all of the speculation about his future the youngster has made a major career decision.
According to a report by Sport, Ilaix Moriba has decided to play for Guinea instead of Spain.
The youngster was born in Guinea in 2003 before moving to Spain and joining Espanyol. Barca poached him from their local rivals.
Liverpool boosted in Ilaix Moriba race
90Min recently claimed that Liverpool have been in contact with the agents of Ilaix Moriba.
The Reds are said to be just one interested party with top clubs around Europe sniffing around the wonderkid.
Should it come to a tug of war then Liverpool could now hold a key advantage.
Jürgen Klopp can turn to Naby Keita to persuade the youngster.
Naby is the Guinea captain, now that the two are set to play together at national level the Reds midfielder will hold some influence over the 18-year-old.
Fingers crossed this major career decision by Moriba could benefit Michael Edwards’ transfer plans.