PA Sport Staff
Jordi Alba’s glittering Barcelona career will come to a close at the end of the season after the LaLiga giants announced they had reached an agreement to terminate his contract.
The 34-year-old, who current deal was due to expire at the end of 2023/2024, has made 458 appearances for the club and won 19 major trophies since he made his official debut against Real Sociedad in 2012.
Barcelona said in a statement: “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 Barca family, and wishes him every fortune in the future.
Thank you, Jordi Alba 💙❤️#H18STÒRIC pic.twitter.com/f1Rxfj4pVS
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) May 24, 2023
“Barca will always be a home for you, Jordi.”
Alba was born in Barcelona and moved through the club’s youth ranks before being allowed to leave in 2005.
He moved to Valencia for whom he became a first-team regular before Barcelona brought him back to the Nou Camp in 2012.