Jordi Alba: “I want to stay at Barcelona but…”

Jordi Alba insists he wants to remain at Barcelona but admits he does not where the club stand on offering him a renewed deal.

Alba’s contract at the Camp Nou has entered its final 18 months, despite the Spaniard being Barca’s first-choice left-back and in fine form.

“The situation remains the same, but I do not know where the club stands,” Alba told reporters after Sunday’s 3-0 win over Eibar, as cited by Marca.

“I do not know if they want to renew my deal or not, I have not heard anything more and that is a situation I cannot control.

“I am focusing on my situation, I want to remain and I think I have been playing well, but that is all I can say.”

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.

Juventus and Manchester United are said to be among the clubs interested in a possible move for the Spain international.

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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