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Barcelona ‘to listen to offers’ for Spain left-back Jordi Alba with Inter Milan preparing transfer bid

BARCELONA are reportedly willing to listen to offers from Inter Milan for veteran Jordi Alba.

The left-back, 32, has enjoyed an incredible career in Catalonia since his return to the Nou Camp from Valencia in 2012.

Barcelona legend Jordi Alba could be on his way to Inter Milan


Barcelona legend Jordi Alba could be on his way to Inter MilanCredit: AP

The Spain vice-captain initially came through the ranks at Barca before departing for Cornella and going on to play for Gimnastic on loan as well as Valencia. 

He has won the Spanish league title five times plus the Champions League while making almost 300 appearances for the club.

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But Barcelona are facing an economic crisis and are attempting to trim their mega wage bill while trying to persuade talisman Lionel Messi to stay.

And Barca Blaugranes claims they have informed Inter they will listen to their offers for the defender.

The report claims the Serie A outfit are willing to swap players in order to strike a deal for the star.

The likes of Milan Skriniar, Marcelo Brozovic, Alessandro Bastoni, and Lautaro Martinez have all been mooted as possible players involved in a cash-plus-player transfer.

Meanwhile, Alba’s replacement could be Jose Luis Gaya from Valencia.

The pair are team-mates for the national team, but aged six years younger, Gaya is seen as the ideal long-term replacement for Alba by seemingly both club and country.

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Alba recently claimed he is ‘one of the most hated players in football’.

He told Movistar: “It is clear that if people know me through football, they would think I am one of the most hated players in football, that is clear.

“It is my way of playing and it’s what has led me to be the player I am today and to be where I am.

“Other people know me by how I am, as a very humble person that values everything in my life.

“The player Jordi has nothing to do with the human Jordi or the Jordi with his team-mates.

“Yes, it’s true that the way I play is very heavy and I understand the hatred that people who do not know me can have me to me.”

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