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Ilaix Moriba Hits Back at Ronald Koeman for Publicly Slamming the Barcelona Player Over Wage Demands

By Amreen
Ilaix Moriba hit back at Ronald Koeman for his statements
Ilaix Moriba hit back at Ronald Koeman for his statements / Quality Sport Images/Getty Images
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Ilaix Moriba hit back at Ronald Koeman for his public statements claiming that the 18-year-old was demanding increased wages amid Barcelona's ongoing financial difficulties.

Moriba's contract expires next summer and reports suggest he wants to be paid in excess of €100,000-per-week. Speaking ahead of their match against Atletico Bilbao on Saturday, Koeman slammed the youngster, saying money should not be the most important thing for him.

Moriba has taken to social media to hit back at his coach's statements. On Instagram, he reposted a quote to his story that translates to: "Thousands of rumours and nobody knows the truth."

On his supposed wage demands, Koeman said: "Ilaix? I spoke with Ilaix Moriba 2 or 3 weeks ago, more as a person than as a coach. His situation is horrible because he's only 18 years old, he is the future of the club and I know that the club love him.

"My advice is that money is not the most important thing. The truth is that I'm disappointed in him (Moriba) and his agents. I believe more in football than in money."

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