According to Diario Sport, Barcelona’s elite player Jordi Alba is in talks to renew his contract for 5 more seasons with the team. If everything goes according to the script, an official announcement will be made in the coming days. Chalking up 7 assists in La Liga and 3 in the Champions League, Jordi Alba makes sure his favourite player (we all know who) gets his name in the score sheet. His outstanding wide runs and the magical duo of him and Messi is why Bartomeu wants to secure his service. According to Sports, Alba is adamant to retire at Camp Nou, making it a give and take situation.
Turning 30 this year, suffice it to say Alba’s runs and assists might drop off at the end of every season. One of the topmost priority Barcelona have made this season is to secure a signing who will be the successor of Alba. Getting all the information on the table Barcelona have listed 3 players that might be their next summer move:
1. Ferland Mendy– The 23 year old Lyon defender, Mendy is their copybook target this season. He has been performing absolutely high grade in Ligue 1 having an average rate of 7.05. For his current team Lyon, he gives out a similar desire to attack specially in the final third. Mendy always shows the excitement for going forward but at the same he’s a barrier at the back. The “Kylian Mbappe” of the Left Back, will cost some heavy amount to Barcelona, given they have already secured De Jong’s signing.
2. Filipe Luis – He wants to end his career at Atletico Madrid but doesn’t rule out a potential move to any other club this summer. ATM veteran Luis’s contract is due to expire at the end of this season, hoping they would offer him 2 or 3 more seasons to stay. Joining Atletico Madrid again on 28 July 2015, F.Luis is one of the most oldest league-knowing player, making him an understandable move for Barcelona. But he won’t be a long term solution as he’s turning 34 this year.
3. Alex Moreno – Aged 25, the Spanish professional footballer plays for Rayo Vallecano. It is believed that Barcelona are keeping an eye on this talent who can succeed at Camp Nou. He has played the most minutes for his side this season making him the top defender for his team. Along with his maximum playing time he also has the most recoveries(6) of the balls per match. With his promising future in the making Barcelona shows interest in getting his service at Camp Nou.
The contract renewal of Alba is of greater importance as no such left back is available in the world football. Forming an “incurable” partnership with Messi, he makes his place to stay. Bartomeu successfully extended Valverde’s contract, his next mission is to give what Alba wants. The 29-year-old joined the Catalan giants in 2012 from Valencia and since then he has been a bulwark to his team. Knowing his work rate and reputation, Barça fans will be delighted to hear about his contract renewal.