Jordi Alba on new Barcelona deal: ‘Actions more important than words’

Jordi Alba has told Barcelona ‘actions are more important than words’ in relation to discussions surrounding a new contract at the club.

Alba’s contract is about to enter its final 18 months, despite the Spaniard being Barca’s first-choice left-back and in fine form.

“The new contract depends on the club as well as me,” Alba told reporters, as cited by Marca.

“I did not sign for this club because of money, but because of the feeling the club gives me and the fact it is my home.

“It is not sufficient to say that I am a great player, it is up to the club to put those words into action with a deal.

“Is there a deadline? When my contract ends.”

In November, El Mundo Deportivo said an offer of extension until 2023 will be offered and despite the 29-year-old willing to commit his future to the club, the economic demands are reportedly not being met.

Juventus and Manchester United are reported to hold an interest in the Spain international, fueled by the defender’s apparent unhappiness at not being offered a new deal earlier.

The left-back’s current deal at the Camp Nou expires in June 2020 and possesses a €150m release clause but he wants an improved contract.

Alba has played more than 250 matches for Barca after his 2012 move from Valencia with his last renewal penned in 2015.

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