Ilaix Moriba has informed the Guinean Federation that he wants to represent his native country Guinea, according to AS.
The Barcelona player has decided to quit the Spanish national team and will play from now on with the Guinean national team. Moriba informed the Federation of the African country in a meeting that his father held with the Guinean leaders.
The young midfielder, who has been a Spanish international in almost all of the underage levels of the Spanish national team, is considered by the Spanish FA as one of the most promising players in Spanish football. Despite his underage appearances with La Roja, the player has decided that from now on he will represent the country where he was born 18 years ago.
In 2017, he was called up by the Guinea national team to join the U-16 team. At the time, both the player and his entourage turned down the offer and opted to play for Spain. He is now likely to be called up for the two matches against Guinea Bissau and Morocco in September.
Ilaix Moriba is very affected by all the controversy generated by his contract situation with Barcelona. A few days ago, he received a call from the Spanish Federation to inquire about his situation. During this conversation, the representative of the Federation showed his support and gave him encouragement. Despite this gesture, the young player has decided to change his national team and represent his native country.