There has been a lot of speculation surrounding the future of veteran Barcelona defender Jordi Alba of late. The 32-year-old left-back has been attracting strong interest from Italy with some reports even claiming that the Blaugrana would be willing to listen to any offers for him.
However, a fresh report from Mundo Deportivo has now claimed that Alba, despite all the noise surrounding his immediate future at Camp Nou, has no intentions of leaving the club. Instead, the Spaniard wants to see his contract with the Catalans, which runs until 2024.
Alba has been with Barcelona since 2012, having returned to his boyhood club after a stint with Valencia. Throughout his near decade-long stint since, the 32-year-old has been the preferred choice in the left-back slot.
While he may not be getting any younger, the defender was still one of Barca’s best players in the season gone by. The shift to the wing-back system seemed to get the best out of him as he ended the 2020/21 campaign with five goals and 15 assists in 49 games in all competitions.
The report does clarify that Alba, indeed, is a subject of strong interest from Serie A champions Inter Milan who have made an offer – something that his agent is well aware of as well. In addition, there has also been an approach from La Liga champions Atletico Madrid, too.
However, Alba has no intention of sealing a transfer to either club. The 32-year-old feels settled at Barcelona under Ronald Koeman and still has three years on his contract, which he intends to see out completely.
There is talk of a wage reduction for many veterans, including El Ferrari considering the club’s dire need to trim expenses. Developments on that front will soon follow, which could perhaps influence some decisions.
In a recent interview with TV3 earlier this month, Alba had said: “I have three years left on my contract and I feel capable of fulfilling them. The club’s decision is there, but my intention is to stay at Barcelona for life .” And, that stance seems to have not changed, despite the offers from Inter Milan.