Lionel Messi has given Jordi Alba good luck.
On the 24th (Korean time), Barcelona said on its official website, “Barcelona and Alba have agreed to terminate the contract signed until the 2023-24 season one year early. We express our gratitude for the friendly attitude he gave us, and we wish him good luck in the future.”스포츠토토
Alba is considered one of the best left-backs in Barcelona history. Born in 1989, Alba grew up at La Masia, Barcelona’s youth academy. Alba grew up at La Masia, then Cornella and then Valencia before making his first-team debut. Alba, who developed into a league-class defender at Valencia, returned to his home team ahead of the 2012-13 season.
Upon his transfer, Alba played a key role in Barcelona’s defense. He led the attack on the left side of Barcelona through overlapping with quick feet and excellent attack power. In particular, his breathing with Lionel Messi was unmatched. With Alba, Barcelona had their last heyday.
Even when he reached the top of Europe in the 2014-15 season, Alba was at the center of Barcelona. Since then, Barcelona has gradually deteriorated, but Alba always showed world-class performance. Alba’s performance in the Spanish national team was also great. Alba, who was called up to the national team from 2011, jumped right into the starting lineup and contributed to winning Euro 2012.
But even Alba could not overcome the time. Alba, who started to show signs of aging from last season, was pushed out of the starting lineup this season. He has often come as a substitute this season, having given up a starting place to Alejandro Balde. In the end, Alba seems to have decided to leave early for a financially struggling team.
Alba created a brilliant career winning 19 major trophies in Barcelona alone. He played 459 games in Barcelona alone, and has also raised a lot of attack points with 19 goals and 91 assists so far. Alba is expected to say goodbye to Barcelona fans in the home game against Mallorca on the 29th.
When Alba left Barcelona, he sent a tribute to Messi too. He wrote on personal social media, “Alva, you were more than a teammate. You were a real player on the pitch. Personally, it’s really nice that we get along and enjoy it. I hope you already know that I wish you and your family happiness. That’s it. I hope that your new beginning will bring you a lot of success and joy.”