Barcelona fans react as Tottenham reportedly close in on Ilaix Moriba signing
Tottenham are reportedly closing in on the signing of Barcelona starlet Ilaix Moriba, with talks ongoing – and Barcelona fans have reacted on Twitter.
Moriba, 18, has impressed under Ronald Koeman since breaking into the senior side at Barca. He has played 18 times at senior level.
But with his contract expiring in the summer of 2022, less than 12 months away, Moriba has rejected a new deal. Tottenham are leading the charge.
Tutto Mercato Web report that talks between Tottenham and Barcelona are ongoing. Chelsea and RB Leipzig are keen, but Spurs are on pole.
There is a confidence that a deal can be struck by Tuesday’s deadline. Mundo Deportivo say a bid could arrive in the next few hours from Spurs.
What do Barcelona fans think, as Tottenham reportedly eye Moriba?
It is believed that Spurs would have to pay in the region of £17million to get Moriba – but knowing Paratici, he probably has a trick up his sleeve.
Bringing in Cristian Romero and Pierluigi Gollini on loan deals with options to buy, and Bryan Gil in a player-plus-cash deal, Paratici is impressing.
Adding Moriba to that list would be another brilliant bit of business. Moussa Sissoko is said to be close to joining Watford.
So, bringing in Moriba in and waving goodbye to Sissoko is excellent business. It probably saves Spurs a decent amount in wages, too.
Barcelona fans have taken to Twitter amid reports that Tottenham are closing in on Moriba – and many are keen to wave him goodbye.