Euro Football Rumours

Atletico Madrid join the hunt for Barcelona defender Jordi Alba

According to the football transfer rumours in Spanish Media, Atletico Madrid are join the hunt for Barcelona defender Jordi Alba.

Jordi Alba has joined Barcelona from Valencia CF for a fee in the region of 14 million euros in July 2012. The 28 year-old has a valid contract with Barcelona until June 2020.

Since his arrival from Valencia CF, Jordi Alba has scored nine goals and provided 29 assists in 193 games for Barcelona, including one goal and provided five assists in 34 games in all competitions this season.

The 28-year-old is considered to be one of the best defenders in Spain.

Jordi Alba has represented Spain at Under-19, Under-20, Under-21 and Under-23 level, winning 24 caps and scoring two goals, before making his senior international debut in October 2011. As a member of Spain national football team, Alba has won 53 caps and scored six goals.

The Spain international is a player who has impressed many European clubs in the last five seasons, and it is understood that Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone would prefer playing him as a left-back.

Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain are apparently trailing Atletico Madrid in the pursuit of Barcelona defender Jordi Alba.

How strong that interest is and whether Atletico Madrid will make a summer move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.

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