Barcelona defender Jordi Alba, who has reached an agreement with the Catalan club to finish the remaining year of his contract, said on Wednesday that he has “nothing at all with any club” “to date”.
Alba, 34, was presented in Igualada (Barcelona) in the soccer field that bears his name, but I cannot avoid answering the journalists’ questions about the separation from the Barça entity.
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“I didn’t receive any interest and I don’t have any offer, because the intention was to stay in Barcelona and fulfill my contract,” explained the Catalan winger, who finally changed his mind about the future: “That is to be honest. me and the club and I think the best option is to retire.
The player of L’Hospitalet de Llobregat said that he knows that “the years will go” and that this season, under the guidance of Xavi Hernández, he had “more secondary roles, but no less important for him”.
And that the eleventh campaign in the first team not only brought him his last league and the last Spanish Super Cup as a Barça player: “I was also able to know myself more and I helped more young people”.
Alba said that he is “very calm and with a big head” and maintaining an “excellent” relationship with all his teammates and also with club president Joan Laporta and coach Xavi Hernández.
“They gave me the power to define what I wanted and I did so,” concluded Jordi Alba, who will say goodbye to the fans. The next dayin Majorca at Spotify Camp Nou.
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— Jordi Alba (@JordiAlba) May 24, 2023