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Jordi Alba receives a mutual contract termination proposal from Barca

Jordi Alba

Just minutes after Sergio Busquets revealed his exit from FC Barcelona, Jordi Alba has had his future called into question. Indeed, Alba’s agents were in Barcelona today, according to David Bernabeu Reverter of SPORT. Jordi Alba’s agent met with club director Mateu Alemany.

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Jordi Alba must either agree to lower his wage or leave

According to the latest update, Barça’s goal with Alba is to reach an agreement on a mutual termination of his contract. This will allow the experienced left-back to leave the club with a letter of freedom. Alba has lost his position as Barcelona’s first-choice left-back this season. Alejandro Balde well ahead of him in the pecking order. In addition Inigo Martinez likely to come and provide Xavi with a left-footed centre-back option. Marcos Alonso will also be playing in his natural left-back position next season. It would push Alba down the list of favourites.

Due to previous delayed payments and his incremental contract signed during the Josep Maria Bartomeu period, the 34-year-old’s wages are expected to skyrocket to €38 million next season. By any stretch of the imagination, the club cannot afford to pay Alba so much given the club’s pressure to reduce its salary bill. As a result, they are attempting to negotiate a deal with the player to end his contract. While the Spaniard has been hesitant to hear such an idea, recent rumours imply that his stance may alter now that Busquets is on his way out and Lionel Messi may not return.

As a result, Alba may consider leaving Barcelona in the summer. If not, the full-back will have to accept a significant salary cut in order for the club to put him on the wage bill while adhering to Financial Fair Play standards. It will now be interesting to see if Alba is willing to reduce his salary or if he decides to leave with mutual consent at the end of the season.

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