When RB Managing Director Oliver Mintzlaff was addressed at the beginning of the year in an interview with the Leipziger People’s newspaper on Ilaix Moriba (19), he replied: “Even if some media see differently, we still come to the rating at Ilaix after six months, The fact that the boy has a huge potential and belongs to his position to the best of his year. When he comes back from the Africa Cup, the coaching team will work intensively with him. “
Loan trade without a purchase option
From this ungrateful order Domenico Tedesco remains spared. On Friday, the club announced that the controversial and not exactly easy-care boys will be borrowed to the FC Valencia until the end of the season. At the Spanish table-fed, the midfielder was built for 16 million from FC Barcelona, which could not fulfill the expectations in Leipzig, gather game practice and take a foot again. Valencia has no purchase option for the Youngster, which had failed on Monday with Guinea in the second round of the Africa Cup at Gambia (0: 1).
The lending appears the best alternative for all involved, because RB and Moriba did not fit together so far. Neither ex-trainer Jesse Marsch Still successor Tedesco could start something with the newcomer, which the change to the new country, the new club and the new league also caused great problems because it evidently lacked the necessary learning willingness and seriousness. Two short purposes in the Bundesliga, three recruitments in the Champions League and a ten-minute performance in the cup match against Babelsberg – a total of 98 commercial minutes – was his poor return balance.
Overall in the central midfield
Since there is an oversupply in the central midfield anyway in the Leipzig squad, Moriba’s prospects for more playing time in the second half was poor. He is the second summer access to Brian Brobbey, which was awarded again after only a few months of perspectives on applications. The Dutch striker was delivered to its home club Ajax Amsterdam for half a year – also without a purchase option.