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ALBA, IRREPLACEABLE

Finding the 'new' Jordi Alba: Barça's impossible mission

Published:29/04/2022 - 17:50h

Updated:29/04/2022 - 17:50h

Jordi Alba is one of the FC Barcelona players who doesn't have 'competition' in the squad. There is not (nor has there been in recent years) a second natural left-back in the locker room

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The signing of a left side is one of the big priorities of the FC Barcelona of face to the next market of signings of summer and would have to be, even, more important that the arrival of a new forward. Jordi Alba is the only player (natural) for the position and every time that it has not been available has been a true quebradero of head in the Barcelona team.

The one of L'Hospitalet de Llobregat has turned into one of the most indisputable players of the Barça in all the seasons that has played from his just arrival after proclaiming champion of Europe with the selection of Spain in 2012, by two reasons: his quality has been key for the culés and, second, has not had a relief.

The Barça has happened all this time looking for a footballer that can serve of alternative for when Alba was not available, but has been impossible. By the Camp Nou have happened infinity of footballers that remain like an alternative without more. The culés have not had in the staff a footballer that can 'seat' to Alba in the bench or, at least, argue him the position.

And it go that they have tried it the blaugrana. First it was Jéremy Mathieu, from Valencia, where had projected like left-handed side, but in the Barça finish playing like left head office. It did not surrender as it expected and it contested 24 in the left-handed lane, as well as 62 more in the axis of the defensive saga. It arrived also Lucas Digne (of the Rome) and in two seasons played 46 clashes.

It took advantage of , in any case, of the punishment of Luis Enrique to Jordi Alba at the end of his go through the Barcelona, when the one of L'Hospitalet de Llobregat lost his quality to title indisputable. Of The Masia 'rose' Cucurella and Miranda,p ero neither despuntaron neither approached to argue the position under the orders of Ernesto Valverde.

The last 'attempts'

The last that tried it was Junior Firpo, but neither despegó neither with Valverde, Setién or Koeman and finished leaving by the rear door after 41 parties. Alejandro Balde appeared, also from the quarry, but Xavi does not trust, at all, in him and keeps his bet by Jordi Alba, although the left side has left more doubts that certainties in this season.

It has not existed, not even, a touch of attention. In the meantime, Balde has remained relegado to the bench and has been invisible for Xavi. It could abandon the team in research of minutes. For the moment, they have been 116, delivered in four parties in League and two in Champions.

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