Jordi Alba extends Barcelona contract….


Liga - Jordi Alba extends Barcelona deal until 2020

Barcelona have tied Spanish full-back Jordi Alba down to a new deal, with the 26-year-old extending his stay at Camp Nou until 2020. Alba joined Barcelona in 2012 from Valencia and has since gone on to win two La Liga titles and a Copa del Rey, and is now just one match away from claiming his first Champions League medal as the Catalan club take on Juventus in the final on Saturday. Alba has cemented his place as the team’s first-choice left-back and has now extended his deal at the Nou Camp until 2020, with the club penning a €150 million (£108m) release clause into his bumper contract. A Barcelona statement read: “Barcelona have arrived at an agreement with Jordi Alba for the renewal of his contract until the 30th of June, 2020. “The left-back, 26, has this season won La Liga and the Copa del rey, which adds to another league title in the 2012/13 season – his first at Barca – and the 2013/14 Spanish Supercopa. “His buyout clause will be €150 million. He will sign the contract in the coming days.” Alba was released by the Barca youth academy but went on to prove himself at Valencia before he was brought back in 2012. He has since thrived in Barca’s quick-passing system with his pace and ability to attack down the left wing. He had two years to run on his existing deal.


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