Alejandro Balde and Ilaix Moriba, two of the pearls of the Barça quarry, are two sides of the same coin. While the left-back has renewed with the first team, after lowering his salary claims, the midfielder still does not train under the orders of Ronald Koeman. Not only that but, after being left out of the first friendly against Nàstic (in which Balde debuted with the first team), He has not been called up to play the first preseason match of the subsidiary either..
Ilaix was one of the young people to whom Koeman gave the alternative last year: played 18 games with the first team, passing in front of Pjanic and Riqui Puig in the rotations of the Barça coach. But its progression has been cut short by problems with its renovation. The 18-year-old player, who ends his contract next year, has not yet extended his contract. And before the growing rumors about the interest of the Madrid and from Premier teams to take over his services, Barça has decided to give him a pulse: either renew or will not play again. Not only with the first team but also with the subsidiary.
Nor will it be under the command of Sergi Barjuán this Friday in L’Escala nor to those of Koeman on Saturday against Girona in the Barcelona sports city.