Alba ‘waiting 18 months’ for Barca offer

The agent of Barcelona defender Jordi Alba has criticised the club for leaving them waiting for 18 months on a contract extension.

The Spain international’s contract at the Camp Nou expires in June 2020 but the 29-year-old is said to have been waiting on the terms since December 2016.

“Raul Sanllehi (now at Arsenal) was still at the club when they told us not to worry, that they were going to call us to renew," agent Vicente Fores told Diario Sport, as cited by ESPN FC.

“But we are still waiting. It's been a year and a half now. We don't understand anything, maybe it's normal for Barca or maybe they're not happy with the performances of a player included in FIFA's XI and who is the defender with the most assists in European football.”

Alba, who last signed a contract with the Catalan giants in 2015, starred this season and has been a regular in Barca’s side since a 2012 move from Valencia.

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