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FC Barcelona News: 1 March 2019; Jordi Alba Renews Contract, Barcelona to Face Valencia in Copa Final

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Jordi Alba, a blaugrana until 2024 | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona and Jordi Alba have reached an agreement to renew his contract for the next five seasons, until June 30, 2024. The buyout clause is set at €500M. Over the course of the next few days, we will announce when the official signing of the new contract will be held.

How much do you know about Jordi Alba? | FC Barcelona
Put yourself to the test with our special quiz about the Barça full back.

It’s Valencia! | FC Barcelona
Following the spectacular 3-0 victory at the Bernabéu to reach yet another Copa del Rey Final, FC Barcelona know who stands between them and an unprecedented fifth title in a row. It’s Valencia, who beat Betis 1-0 on Thursday night following a 2-2 draw in the first leg at the Benito Villamarin, the stadium that will be hosting the final.

A sweet recovery | FC Barcelona
Thursday saw a return to training for Ernesto Valverde’s team, after the victory at the Santiago Bernabéu against Real Madrid (0-3) ensured qualification to a sixth successive Copa del Rey final and the possibility of a fifth consecutive title. Those players available exercised on Pitch 2 of the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, with the starters in Wednesday’s match doing some post-match recovery work. Iñaki Peña, Wague, Collado and Riqui Puig from Barça B made up the numbers.

Ter Stegen reveals he considered quitting Barcelona | Goal
Marc-Andre ter Stegen has revealed that he considered leaving Barcelona in 2016 but is now fully settled and enjoying life at Camp Nou. The Germany international moved to Catalonia from Borussia Monchengladbach in the summer of 2014 following the departures of Víctor Valdes and Jose Manuel Pinto.

Rakitic picks Barcelona over Inter | Marca
The summer arrival of Frenkie de Jong sparked rumours about the potential departure of Ivan Rakitic, specifically to Inter, but both Barcelona and the Croatian have reiterated their desire to stay together. Although the Italian media report a possible agreement between the three parties, the reality is different as Rakitic does not want to depart the Blaugrana.