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Jordi Alba to leave Barcelona at the end of the season

The defender’s time at the club is up

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Jordi Alba is set to leave Barcelona at the end of the season after 11 years at the Camp Nou.

Barcelona have already waved goodbye to Gerard Pique this season and will say farewell to Sergio Busquets once his contract expires at the end of the season.

Alba is also now heading out of the Camp Nou exit door, with the club confirming the news on Wednesday.

“FC Barcelona and Jordi Alba have reached an agreement to terminate the player’s contract with the club one year earlier than it was due to expire at the end of the 2023/24 season.

“FC Barcelona would like to publicly express its gratitude to Alba for his professionalism, commitment and dedication, and his ever-positive and friendly relationship with all members of the Barça family, and wishes him every fortune in the future. Barça will always be a home for you, Jordi.”

Source | FC Barcelona

The defender’s exit comes after a season where he’s been forced to play second fiddle to Alejandro Balde, who has enjoyed a superb breakout campaign.

Alba has still made 29 appearances in all competitions, providing four assists and two goals, but has clearly lost prominence.

The Spain international has previously said he wants to stay and thought he would be at the club next season, but it seems that his long spell at the club is now over.

Alba departs after making over 450 appearances for the club and winning nine major trophies. He’s also scored 19 goals and contributed 91 assists.

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