Jordi Alba says goodbye to Barcelona after 11 glorious years

Jordi Alba says goodbye to Barcelona after 11 glorious years

The club and the left-back have agreed to end their contract one season before its original expiry date at the end of 2023/24

Jordi Alba’s remarkable journey with Barcelona will come to an end this season, as the club and the player have mutually decided to terminate their contract ahead of schedule. The contract was supposed to run until the end of 2023/24, but both parties have reached a consensus to part ways amicably.

Barcelona have expressed their appreciation and gratitude to Alba for his professionalism, commitment and dedication, and his positive and friendly attitude towards everyone in the Barça family. They have also wished him all the best for his future endeavors. Alba will always be welcome at Barça, his home.

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Alba has been a key figure in Barcelona’s success over the past decade, winning 19 major trophies with the club. He has made 458 appearances (at the time of writing) for the Blaugrana, scoring 19 goals and providing 91 assists. He has been one of the best left-backs in the world, combining defensive solidity with attacking flair.

Alba started his career at Barcelona’s famed La Masia academy, but he had to leave in 2005 and join Unió Esportiva Cornellà , a smaller local club. He then moved to Valencia in 2007, where he established himself as a top-class left-back. He earned his first cap for Spain in 2011 and scored a goal in the Euro 2012 final against Italy. He returned to Barcelona in 2012 after almost a decade away.

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Alba is known for his trademark runs down the left flank, creating chances and scoring goals with his pace and precision. He has formed a special connection with Lionel Messi, who left Barcelona last year. The duo have often combined to produce magical moments on the pitch. Alba’s 91 assists are a testament to his vision and creativity.

However, all good things must come to an end, and Alba’s time at Barcelona is nearing its conclusion. He will leave as the third captain of the senior team, having given his all for the club he loves. We don’t know what his next destination will be, but we hope he will continue to shine wherever he goes.

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