La Liga giants Barcelona have this afternoon confirmed that defender Jordi Alba has put pen-to-paper on a brand new contract with the membership.
Alba, 29, has been on the books of Barca since 2012, when he joined the membership from fellow La Liga outfit Valencia.
And the stopper has since gone on to grow to be one of many best attack-minded full-backs in world soccer, together with his lung-busting runs up and down the Blaugrana’s left flank having long-proven essential to the fortunes of the Spanish champions.
On the again of an uncharacteristic dip in kind in the course of the 2016/17 marketing campaign, after which Alba was really heavily-linked with a possible departure from the Camp Nou, the 67-time capped Spanish worldwide has since gone on to showcase presumably the best soccer of his profession over the 2 seasons since.
Alba racked up 2 targets and eight assists in La Liga alone final season, taking part in an integral position in Barca’s romp to the Spanish top-flight title.
And the Valencia youth product has been equally as productive so far within the present marketing campaign, notching 2 targets and 9 assists throughout all competitions, because the near-telepathic connection between he and Lionel Messi continues to develop.
Alba staying put
And, as per the aforementioned announcement this night, Alba’s stellar showings in Barcelona’s colors look set to proceed lengthy into the longer term.
The gifted stopper has put pen-to-paper on a renewal on the Camp Nou, working till 2024:
👏 Renewal till 2024!
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— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) March 11, 2019
Alba’s new deal comprises a hefty 500 million Euro launch clause.
Talking in an interview with Barcelona’s official web site on the again of committing his future to the membership, the Spaniard revealed:
‘I’m very grateful to the membership. It’s a very emotional and really particular second.’
‘I’m going by means of the perfect second of my profession, and persevering with right here was all the time my goal.’
‘I care for myself way more. I’ve the assist of my household together with the belief of the membership and my team-mates. I’m joyful in all facets of my life, and that enables me to play on the highest stage.’
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