The full-back is the third veteran player to make the 2022-23 campaign the last of his cycle as a Barça player after the departures of Piqu and Busquets
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Jordi Alba He has already made a decision: the left-back will leave Bara at the end of this season. Although his decision has not yet been made official, the defender considers that the time has come to put an end to his stage in the Barcelona entity, despite the fact that his current contract runs until June 30, what’s next The loss of leadership to the detriment of Alejandro BaldeDespite the fact that Alba has displayed a commendable spirit throughout the course, it could be one of the triggers for her decision. In the duel against Mallorca this weekend, the last one the team will play at the Camp Nou until November 2024, he will have the opportunity to say goodbye to the fans.
The Barcelona full-back, in this way, becomes at 34 the third veteran player who has chosen to make the 2022-23 campaign the last of his cycle as a Barça player, after Gerard Pique bet to hang up his boots in November of last year and that the current captain, Sergio Busquets, has made public that he is not going to continue in the club either. Jordi Alba, in this case, puts an end to ten consecutive seasons in Bara’s first team, which he rejoined from Valencia in the summer of 2012.
Alba trained for seven years in the lower ranks of Bara, from where he joined the ranks of Cornell in 2005. There he would stand out so much that Valencia would take over his services and, after a loan to Nstic de Tarragona, he would end up becoming a key piece of the Valencian team, in which he would remain between 2009 and 2012. The titles, however, would resist him until his return to a Barça team with which he has managed to add six Leagues, five Copas del Rey, four Spanish Super Cups, one Champions League, a European Super Cup and a Club World Cup. Awards to which is also added the 2012 Euro Cup with Spain.
The departure of Jordi Alba from Bara, added to the already announced Sergio Busquets, could also end up having an influence on the possible return of Leo Messi to the Barcelona entity. The Argentinian has always had a very special connection with the defender, always able to find him with a measured pass from the side of the field so that the great star of the albiceleste scored goals that are an indelible part of the Barcelona imaginary.
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