Tottenham in battle with RB Leipzig for Barcelona star Ilaix Moriba

Tottenham in battle with RB Leipzig to sign Barcelona starlet Ilaix Moriba with the talented youngster involved in a bitter stand-off with the Catalan giants after rejecting a new contract

  • Tottenham have emerged as one of the frontrunners to sign Ilaix Moriba
  • RB Leipzig are also in the battle to sign Barcelona’s 18-year-old wonderkid 
  • Moriba rejected a contract offer from Barcelona and discussions have stalled 

Tottenham are going head-to-head with RB Leipzig to sign Barcelona starlet Ilaix Moriba before next Tuesday’s deadline.

Spurs and Germans Leipzig have emerged as frontrunners to land the 18 year-old and are both set to hold further talks over the weekend as they battle to win the race for one of La Liga’s most exciting young talents.

Mailonline reported on Saturday that Spurs were admirers of the all-action midfielder and exploring a move but wary they were facing strong competition for his signature.

Tottenham are in a battle to sign exciting Barcelona youngster Ilaix Moriba this summer

The biggest is being provided by Bundesliga side Leipzig. Chelsea, Manchester City and Real Madrid have also been heavily linked with Moriba.

Moriba’s representatives had been in discussions with Barcelona chiefs over a new deal.

But he rejected Barcelona’s offer and negotiations stalled with the two parties failing to find common ground on the players’ wages.

With no resolution in sight Barcelona are preparing to listen to offers for the Guinea-born Spain youth international.

Moriba has just one year left on his current deal and is valued at around £13m.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are determined to land the youngster before the end of the window

The teenager rejected a new contract offer from the club and is also linked with RB Leipzig

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