Pogba comparisons, whopping release clause & more: Guardian name Ilaix Moriba as Barcelona's best U18 talent

Pogba comparisons, whopping release clause & more: Guardian name Ilaix Moriba as Barcelona's best U18 talent
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The 17-year-old midfielder receives the international recognition and could possibly make the first-team squad in a short while.

  • The Guardian have identified Ilaix Moriba as Barcelona's next big thing.
  • The midfielder joined the first-team training in the first days of Ronald Koeman's reign.
  • Back in February, Moriba became the second-youngest goalscorer for Barca B, aged just 17 years, 1 month and 18 days.
  • In total, the central midfielder has scored 2 goals in 19 matches for Barca B and Barca U19 combined, including a winner against Hertha Berlin in the UEFA Youth League.
  • Moriba is already compared to Paul Pogba, described as 'tall, lanky, all-action midfielder'.
  • Meanwhile, the Guinean national team manager, Didier Six has praised the starlet for his maturity and focus, hinting at the first call-up for the seniors.
  • By the way, the 17-year-old became La Masia's highest-paid player of all time with the whopping €100m release clause.
  • Ansu Fati used to have the same clause before making the leap to the Barca first team so Ilaix could follow in his former teammate's footsteps in the near future.

Enjoy Moriba's debut goal for Barca B:

Source: The Guardian | Tribuna.com | FCBarcelonaB

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