09 May 2012

Jordi Alba, ever closer to Barça

Barça want to tie the first to the left-back of Valencia, who still has not renewed with the club ché, and if renewed, will escape clause.


Jordi Alba could be the first to arrive at Camp Nou. Pending finally conclude all other possible signings, Barça will gradually preferring to undertake their employment.

The low definitively Eric Abidal has forced the club to join forces to reinforce the demarcation of left-back, without Abidal and with the departure of Maxwell to PSG in January, has left as the only effective Adriano in that position.

Gareth Bale is on the list, but its high price-Tottenham not be less than the 30 million euros, forcing the Barça opt to look more to Alba.

Club azulgrana's strategy to ensure their employment passes before which triggers the next European Championship in Poland and Ukraine, as if doing a good job, the price of Alba may increase a lot.

Despite the interest of Valencia renew, Jordi Alba, his current contract ending in June 2013, has not yet reached an agreement with the club 'ché'. The footballer, who has already shown their interest to Barça to go home, it is who has the upper hand.

Alba is very grateful to Valencia and do not want to leave by the back door. So is willing to renew as long as in his contract specifies that if an offer arrives from Barça will sign for club azulgrana in exchange for 12 million euros.

However, Valencia now provides this option only as long as the clause is 18 million euros, something which neither the player nor Barça accepted. Consequently, and not to agree, Valencia would risk Jordi Alba free to leave next summer.

Although originally not scheduled to come into operation, Barça is saved with an ace Cristian Tello case you have to use in negotiations with Valencia.

Tello is a player who really like the whole 'ché' and his manager, Braulio Vázquez been following since last season, when the de Sabadell subsidiary active in the squad.

Of course, if you Tello had just signed for Valencia to Alba arrived at Camp Nou, Barça would keep an option to buy over the end, as has been done in the past transfers of home-grown.

Botia would lower the transfer

To lower the signing, Barça meditates in the operation include Botía central Sporting Gijon. The club azulgrana has optioned to buy back 2.5 million euros when he passed two summers ago. Valencia aims to strengthen its axis and the former Barcelona defensive fit the profile they want. Atletico also goes after the Murcia.

The price of Bale and Alaba, prohibitive

The other letters that Barça manages to reinforce the left side are Gareth Bale, Tottenham, and Alaba, Bayern. Its high price, in the case of Welsh with 50 million euros in first strip, and, above all, the refusal of their respective clubs to negotiate the transfer are currently unfeasible any negotiation. (via MD)