Italian League: Juventus Must Fix Left Wing Defence, Barcelona Veteran Defender Becomes Target
In an inconsistent team situation, Juventus are considered weak on the left side of their defense this season. The Bianconeri are also said to be targeting experienced players to improve the situation. Veteran Barcelona defender Jordi Alba is the target.
Juventus actually has two players operating in the sector. They are Alex Sandro and Mattia De Sciglio.
However, the appearance of the two players was considered unsatisfactory by the Juventus coach, Massimiliano Allegri, especially the performance of Alex Sandro.
The Brazilian defender is even said to be no longer included in Allegri’s plans. Juventus is also said to be looking for a new left-back to solve the problem.
Juventus Want Jordi Alba
Juventus are now rumored to have got a left-back name that they feel is suitable to overcome their problems in that post. That player is Jordi Alba.
This report was submitted by Calciomercato. However, the report also mentions that Alba is not the only left-back candidate on Juventus’ shopping list.
There are still three other players who are said to be on the shopping list. However, it was not mentioned who the players were.
Juventus itself is said to be moving to bring in Alba in 2023. At that time the 33-year-old defender’s contract at Camp Nou had one year remaining.
Jordi Alba Club Burden
Jordi Alba is an important pillar of Barcelona. He is also one of the highest-paid players in the Blaugrana squad.
Jordi Alba was asked to give up his salary cut. This was done so that the club’s financial burden was reduced.
Apart from Jordi Alba, there were two other players with the same status. They are Gerard Pique and Sergio Busquets.
Good news emerged for Juventus not long ago. Barcelona vice president, Eduard Romeu, has said that his club will not keep Jordi Alba.
They will let the player go in the summer of 2024. So if Juventus want to sign him in the summer of 2023, they don’t have to spend a lot of money.
“There are some of our players who have very big contracts this season, such as Alba, Pique and Busquets. Next season they will leave, so it will be a relief to our finances,” he said via the Daily Mail.
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