ALBA WILL CONTINUE TO BE INDISPUTABLE
Barça leaves the signing of a left back in the background
Published:30/03/2022 - 23:49h
Updated:30/03/2022 - 23:49h
Strengthening the left side has ceased to be a priority for FC Barcelona. Xavi Hernández fully trusts Jordi Alba and, unless a 'low cost' option is presented, the Catalans will not add reinforcements in that position in the summer
The signing of the Argentinian Nicolás Tagliafico was one of the aims of the FC Barcelona in the last market of signings, since Xavi Hernández understood that it was necessary to reinforce the left side with a player that no only worked like variant to Jordi Alba, but it also went able to litigate him the place. However, to alone two months for the term of the 2021-22, the priorities of the directive and the technical body have changed.
The negotiations with the Ajax were impossible and, in front of the fault of options to 'low cost' in the market, the plans of the club aim to save money to invest in a new forward in July. The decision justifies , mainly, in the level showed by Jordi Alba in the last weeks, since the player of 33 years has showed that his conditions follow intact to deploy his usual galloped by the left lane, which are always keys for the offensive production of the Barça.
In 33 apparitions during the 2021-22, the side adds a pair of goals and 9 assistances, three of them in his last five apparitions in LaLiga. Besides, the one of L'Hospitalet de Llobregat continues being key in the diagram of the Spain of Luis Enrique, where this Tuesday turned into the defender with more assistances in the history of the Selection (18), giving the pass of the third goal of 'The Red' in the goleada in front of Iceland (5-0).
The player blaugrana desbordó to pleasure by the left lane during all the party and one of his centres was connected by Yeremy Pino to expand the advantage in Riazor. The Saturday also had assisted to Dani Elm in the goal of the triumph in front of Albania on the hour (2-1) in Cornellá. Alba added 85 minutes in the double date of friendly with Spain and will be available the Sunday to confront to the Seville in Camp Nou.
It banishes the option Gayà for the summer
José Luis Gayà, left side of Valencia, was one of the favourite options for the director of football culé, Mateu Alemany, but the economic aspirations of the group 'che' are unfeasible for the directive in this moment. Gayà Finishes agreement in June of 2023 and has like priority renew with Valencia. In contrary case, the Barça would try ficharle free the next year, as it expects to concretise the arrivals of Andreas Christensen, Farck Kessié and César Azpilicueta in July.