FORMER Premier League transfer target Ilaix Moriba is not part of RB Leipzig’s plans for next season, reports suggest.
Leipzig splashed €16million (£13.3m) to sign Ilaix from Barcelona last summer but sent him out on loan to Valencia during the January transfer window.
RB Leipzig ace Ilaix Moriba is currently playing on loan at ValenciaCredit: Getty
RB Leipzig don’t want to have Ilaix Moriba back from Valencia this summerCredit: Getty
According to Bild, however, the Bundesliga outfit’s manager Domenico Tedesco doesn’t want the midfielder to come back in the summer because of behavioural issues.
The Guinea international made the physiotherapists bring him grapes during the massages and Tedesco wasn’t happy to hear this.
The 19-year-old has a contract with Leipzig until 2026 but only managed six appearances in the Red Bull Arena during the first half of the season.
The Guinean has impressed at the Mestalla during his first nine matches with Valencia.
However, the Bats will have to dig deep into their pockets if they wish to sign the former Blaugrana wonderkid on a permanent deal in June.
Ilaix came close to joining City in 2019 after his Barcelona youth contract came to an end.
But a late breakthrough in negotiations with the Catalan giants meant he stayed in Spain.
In fact, his father revealed he had even booked a flight for his son to go to Manchester, which he cancelled at the eleventh hour.
The Citizens were part of a bidding war over Ilaix with the likes of United, Chelsea and Tottenham in the summer.
If Leipzig refuse to have him back and Valencia fail to meet his asking price then a fresh transfer war could break out.