Another day and another Barcelona contract story, this time it’s Jordi Alba and his agent who are moaning about the delay in contract renewal talks.
It’s becoming a real theme at the club at the moment. Samuel Umtiti (and his little release clause) hasn’t renewed, Sergio Busquets apparently wants a pay rise and now Alba’s agent, Vicente Fores, is getting feisty.
“Raul Sanllehi was still at the club when they told us not to worry, that they were going to call us to renew,” he said.
“But we are still waiting. It’s been a year and a half now. We don’t understand anything, maybe it’s normal for Barça or maybe they’re not happy with the performances of a player included in FIFA’s XI and who is the defender with the most assists in European football.
“There are two years left [on the deal] and we will see what’s going on, but we’re relaxed about it.”
Source | Sport
Alba had a pretty impressive season for Barcelona and seemd to relish in the freedom granted by Neymar’s departure. His link-up play with Lionel Messi was a feature and he was La Liga’s top scoring defender.
10 - Jordi Alba was involved in more goals than any other defender in La Liga 2017/18 (eight goals and two assists). Whirlwind. pic.twitter.com/FI5qPM6tdm— OptaJose (@OptaJose) May 21, 2018
Despite his comments there’s no sense that Alba is unhappy at Barcelona, and he’s said before he would like to see out his career at the Camp Nou.