Jordi Alba extends Barcelona contract till 2020
FC Barcelona announced that they have reached an agreement with Jordi Alba to extend his contract until 30 June 2020. His new buy-out clause will be a staggering €150m and the new contract will be signed in the next few days.
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His current contract expires in 2017 and Barcelona and Alba have come to a mutual agreement to add 3 more years to the deal. This means that any talk of a move to Manchester City has now been quashed after Alba pledged his long term future with the Catalan club.
Alba has just completed three seasons at Barcelona after arriving in the summer of 2012. The 26-year old Blaugrana full back has won the La Liga and the Copa Del Rey this season, adding to the league title he won in 2012/13 and the Spanish Super Cup from 2013/14.
Since arriving from Valencia, Jordi Alba has become a permanent fixture in the side for all of the coaches he has played under. In his first campaign with Tito Vilanova, Alba played 44 games and scored five goals. The following season with Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino as coach, injuries played a part in him playing just 26 matches.
This year with Luis Enrique, Alba is back to his best physically and he is showing the quality that made the club to re-sign the player who left Barça as a youngster. With the Champions League final still to come, Jordi Alba has played 43 games and scored two goals, playing a key part in Barça’s sixth league and cup double and a possible treble.