THE CANTERANO IS INDISPENSABLE FOR XAVI
The student surpasses the teacher: Balde has definitively prevailed over Jordi Alba
Alejandro Balde has become master of the left side after the first half of the season. At 19 years old, he is Jordi Alba's replacement in the present and for the future
Xavi Hernández has almost entirely made his staff and has left very good feelings during the first six months of the season. Although the right side and the position of pivote have to be reinforced for the 2023/24, the true is that it has found in the quarry to footballers very important for the present and future of the club.
One of them is Alejandro Balde, the one who little by little has done a place inside the alignments of the technician and has showed to have all the necessary attributes to be the referent of the future in the left side. To his 19 years, did with the place from the second day of League in front of the Real Sociedad, where needed less than a minute to deliver the assistance that would put the (0-1) partial in the marker.
Since it has gone in in each one of the announcements of the technician, leaving to Jordi Alba, a historical of the club, in a second plane in the last weeks of what goes of campaign. The canterano has contested 22 parties between League, Glass, Supercopa and Champions, giving three passes of goal in 1.148' minutes of game and showing a big evolution with the first team.
In fact, his big performance carried him to go in in the list of 26 footballers that carried Luis Enrique to the World-wide of Qatar, participating in each one of the commitments that contested the selection in Asian territory. Like this the things, Balde will continue being an important piece of the diagram of Xavi, since his speed and capacity of desborde complement no only the defensive phase of his mates, but also the advanced in attack of Robert Lewandowski and company.
The club wants to armour him
One of the paramount aims of the Barcelona is to do effective his renewal before it finish the month of January. The Catalan has a valid agreement until 2024 but his agent and the Barcelona sportive direction would be very near to reach a half point in the negotiations to extend his continuity. In principle, his new agreement will keep him tied to the Spotify Camp Nou until 2027 with a clausula of rescission valued in 1.000 millions, in addition to including a considerable increase of his emolumentos in base to his good exert.