Jordi Alba is anticipated to depart Barcelona at the conclusion of the season, with the club making an official announcement soon.
Gerard Romero writes that Barcelona veteran Jordi Alba will depart the club at the conclusion of the season. The official sources will soon confirm the news.
Alba has one year remaining on his contract with Barcelona, but the club has been pressuring him to go since they cannot afford to pay his salaries, which will increase to €30 million for the coming season due to delayed payments and the incremental structure of his contract.
For a long time, there has been discussion about mutual termination of his contract or perhaps a wage cut.
Jordi Alba set to leave Barca after the Season Ends
The 34-year-old has always stated that he wants to finish his contract at Barça. He has previously intimated that he would be willing to help the club financially by taking a salary reduction.
However, it appears that the two parties have chosen to separate ways. The player made the decision to leave. The experienced full-back is also likely to forego a significant amount of the compensation owing to him by the club.
Alba left Barcelona’s La Masia academy at a young age before returning in 2012 following spells at Cornelia and Valencia.
Since then, he has been the club’s undisputed left-back starter for the better part of a decade. He made over 450 games and winning six La Liga crowns and one UEFA Champions League triumph.
However, Alba lost his starting status to Alejandro Balde during the 2022/23 season, and it became evident that he does not play a significant role in Xavi’s intentions at the club.
As a result, he has decided to take on a new challenge, however it is uncertain where he will finish up. Inter Milan and Juventus have both expressed interest in signing the veteran.