Real Madrid are reportedly weighing up the possibility of securing the services of 18-year-old RB Leipzig midfielder Ilaix Moriba.

According to a report by Spanish outlet Fichajes, Ilaix Moriba is the subject of interest from Real Madrid over a possible move in the January transfer window. The 18-year-old RB Leipzig midfielder is viewed as an option to replace Isco and Dani Ceballos.

Ilaix Moriba joined RB Leipzig from Barcelona on deadline day in this year’s summer transfer window. After an acrimonious exit from Camp Nou, the teenage prodigy would have hoped to kick-start his career at the Red Bull Arena. However, the youngster’s stint with the Bundesliga club has not worked out as envisioned.

The 18-year-old is yet to make a single start for Leipzig this season and has managed to rake in only 100 minutes of game-time over six substitute appearances. Moriba’s frustrations seem to have boiled over, and the Bundesliga giants are also considering offloading him in the January transfer window, either on loan or permanently. Such a situation has alerted Real Madrid.

Interestingly, the Spanish giants had been keen on signing Moriba before he left Barcelona, albeit on a free transfer if he ran down his contract with the club in 2022. The interest has seemingly not waned, with Real Madrid still in the hunt for the 18-year-old.

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According to recent reports, the Merengues have been offered the chance to sign Moriba. And it looks like Real Madrid could be making a move for the former Barcelona midfielder in the January transfer window, as they look to replace Isco and Dani Ceballos while bringing in a replacement at the same time.

Isco has recently been linked with several Premier League clubs, including Arsenal, while Ceballos  could be on his way back to Real Betis in one of the two upcoming transfer windows. And Moriba might be the ideal candidate to replace the out-of-favour Spanish midfielders at Real Madrid.

The La Liga heavyweights are hoping to take advantage of his situation at Leipzig by offering a cut-price fee for him. So, it remains to be seen if Moriba’s frustrating stint with the Bundesliga outfit reaches its end in the January transfer window with a move to Real Madrid.

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