Moriba leaves Barcelona for Leipzig

By Obiajulu Chiagoziem

The Catalans youngster, Ilaix Moriba has completed a move to RB Leipzig for an initial fee of €16million.

Tottenham were rumoured to be interested in signing him, but Marcel Sabitzer leaving for Bundesliga rivals, Bayern Munich on Monday, opened the door for Leipzig’s new arrival.

Moriba was unable to negotiate new terms with Barca over his contract, which was due to expire at the end of the 2021-22 season. Barca president, Joan Laporta said Moriba would not feature for the first team if he did not commit his future and Leipzig have taken advantage of the situation to get the player to Germany.

He spoke on his signing, saying, “I’m very happy that my move to RB Leipzig worked out – an exciting club that has always had an offensive style of play and therefore fits my game very well.”

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