Barcelona are leading the La Liga Santander and are favorites to win the UEFA Champions League as well. But some players are looking to taste greener pastures any which way.
Barcelona’s left full back Jordi Alba has been performing extremely well in the last few months, and more so in spite of their not being competition for him in that position. The Spain international’s recent displays have caught the eyes of several fans of late and they are really impressed with how Alba has been playing.
However, former Valencia left back’s contract expires in June 2020. But there have been no talks about a potential extension to it and Jordi Alba said that he is surprised that Barcelona are going slow with the negotiations. Speaking to the media after Barcelona’s 1-1 draw at Atletico Madrid, Alba said.
“The renewal of the contract is a topic that remains pending: for me it is very strange not to have news. I don’t know what Barcelona wants to do with me.”
Juventus are monitoring Jordi Alba’s situation at Barcelona and are reportedly keen on landing him in Turin if there remains stagnation over his contract terms. Alex Sandro has been playing well but his future is unclear as well as he is being targeted by several Premier League clubs of late.
Since arriving in Barcelona, Jordi Alba has transformed himself into one of the world’s best left backs and is arguably seconded only to Real Madrid star Marcelo. The way Alba links up with Leo Messi and threatens the attack is unparalleled and Barcelona may not even find a replacement at a nominal cost. It will be good to see how the Catalans deal with the situation.
To be honest, I feel that Alba will end up signing the contract extension in a few months. The Barcelona left-back is instrumental for the club and is one of the world’s best. Plus, his link-up play with Lionel Messi is something which Barcelona cannot afford to miss. It’s puzzling that no talks have been initiated as yet, but it looks to be only a matter of time before an extension is on its way.
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