Ilias was the big surprise in Xavi Hernández’s first eleven as Barcelona coach. The player, still at Barça B, was a starter against Espanyol and appears as one of the new coach’s bets for this stage at the club. Although it could well be white.
According to his representative Horacio Gaggioli in the Què T’hi Jugues of SER Catalunya, Illias had offers from Real Madrid when Barcelona decided to ‘cut’ him in the quarry.
“It didn’t make sense for me that Ilias was dismissed when he was a child, in life we all make mistakes. I saw him play at the Gimnàstic de Manresa and I thought ‘how is it possible?’ Jordi Roura told me that he didn’t understand it either, and he returned to Barcelona. He wanted to go to Barça, he adores it, “he assured.
In that process of return it was when the offer of Real Madrid arrived, among many other clubs. “Madrid wanted to take Ilias, there were also other European teams interested, but he chose to return to Barça,” he declared, clarifying the affection he has for the club for which he is now still a militant.
Gaggioli himself also wanted to highlight the humility with which Akhomach. “It is difficult for Ilias to reach the cloud, he has his feet on the ground. He is very grateful, but knows that he is Juvenile. He is a huge professional, “he said.