Alba and Barcelona agree to terminate contract-News

Jordi Alba has scored 19 goals and assisted 91 times for Barcelona

Spanish left-back Jordi Alba will leave Barcelona this summer after the Spanish giants agreed to terminate his contract ahead of the season.

Alba, 34, joined the club in 2012 from Valencia and won six La Liga titles, five Copa del Rey trophies and the Champions League in 2015.

He has played 458 games for the Catalan club, including 29 this season as Barcelona won La Liga.

Alba joins the club captain Sergio Busquets leaving this summer.

A statement on Barcelona’s website said: “FC Barcelona would like to thank Alba for his professionalism, dedication and commitment, as well as his stable and friendly relationship with all members of the Barca family, and wish him all the best for the future.”

“Barca will always be yours, Jordi.”

The decision comes as Barcelona are reorganizing their squad for the match La Liga financial rules.

Before the current season the club sold shares of their future television rights and their media production unit Barca Studios allowing them to register four new signatories.

Then they had to drop a lot of players to allow them sign up French player Jules Koundewho signed from Sevilla.

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