Jordi Alba Sets For Summer Exit From Barcelona After 11 Years With The Club

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Spain legendary defender, Jordi Alba, is set to leave Barcelona at the end of the season after 11 years with the club.

Jordi Alba

The 34-year-old joined Barcelona as one of the fast-rising and promising young defenders in 2012.

In 2019, he signed a five-year contract extension with Barcelona. He still has 12 months remaining in his contract but has agreed to terminate it a year before it runs out.

Taking to his social media handle, Alba announced he will leave Barcelona at the end of the season with a video captioned, “Thank You,” with a heart emoji.

Jordi Alba’s imminent Barcelona exit marks the end of his heroic and legendary career with the La Liga giants.

He has won six La Liga titles, five Copa Del Rey, four Supercopa Des Espana, one Champions League and a FIFA Club World Cup with Barcelona.

Alba was known for his speed, swiftness with the ball, positioning, linkup play, and attacking instinct.

He will be the second big-name player that will exit the club this summer with Sergio Busquets also set to leave the club at the end of the season.

Alba’s imminent Camp Nou exit has been linked to his struggles for game time under his former teammate turned manager, Xavi Hernandez.

Jordi Alba

This season, he has managed only 13 starts in 23 La Liga appearances and has dropped down Xavi Hernandez’s pecking order.

Who is Jordi Alba?

Jordi Alba is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a defender for La Liga club, Barcelona, and Spain senior national team. Regarded as one of the best left-backs in the game, Alba has had his entire football career in Spain.

He started his youth career with Hospitalense before joining Barcelona youth team in 1998.

Jordi Alba made his first senior club appearance for Cornella in 2006 before joining Valencia B in 2007. He transitioned to Valencia main team in 2009, making 74 appearances for the club before joining Barcelona in 2012, where he spent the rest of his career.

In his 11 years stint with the La Liga giants, Alba has made 312 appearances for the club, scoring 17 goals.

Jordi Alba national team stats

Jordi Alba rose through the ranks in Spain national team. He has played for U-19, U-20, U-21, and U-23 levels before making his senior national team debut in 2011. Since breaking into Spain senior national team, he has won 91 caps scoring 9 goals.

Jordi Alba honors and awards

Jordi Alba won his first international trophy with Spain national team in 2012, winning the 2012 UEFA European Championships.

He is one of the most decorated Barcelona player. He has won 6 La Liga titles, 5 Copa Del Rey trophies, 4 Supercopa Des Espana, one Champions League and a FIFA Club World Cup trophy.

Jordi Alba Barcelona contract

In 2019, Alba signed a new five-year contract with Barcelona extending his stay at the club till 2024. He has one year remaining in his contract but has agreed to a mutual termination which will see him leave the club at the end of the season.

Jordi Alba salary and net worth

Jordi Alba earns £186,000 weekly at Barcelona. His annual estimated earnings at the club is £9.67m while his net worth is estimated at £67.5m.

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