Alba is close to renewing his contract with Barcelona
Barcelona are close to a new agreement with their defender Jordi Alba, according to Marca.
For a long time the parties could not reach a compromise, that is why the media actively discussed a possible move of the Spaniard to the Premier League.
Nevertheless, as a result, the club management managed to come to an agreement with the full back. According to the source, the coach of the team, Ernesto Valverde, who considers Jordi a key player for the Blaugranas, personally insisted on the extension of Alba.
Alba, 29, who moved to the Catalan club from Valencia in 2012, played over 250 matches for the team and signed the current contract in 2015.
(Reporting by Dan McGlush, editing by Valerie Cooper)