Jordi Alba signs new long-term deal with Barcelona until 2024

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The Spain defender has been Barca’s first-choice left-back since rejoining the club in 2012

Barcelona full-back Jordi Alba has signed a contract extension until 2024.

The 29-year-old Spain international’s buyout clause has been set at €500million (£428million).

Jordi Alba is a regular in Barcelona’s defence

Jordi Alba is a regular in Barcelona’s defence

Alba began his career in Barca’s youth ranks but left in 2005 before making a name for himself at Valencia.

He returned to the Nou Camp in a £12million deal in 2012 and is now under contract until June 30, 2024.

Alba has played 282 games for the club, scoring 14 goals.

The left-back has won four La Liga titles, four Copa del Rey trophies and received a Champions League winner’s medal in 2015. He is also a 2012 European Championship winner with Spain.

Alba is on course to win a fifth La Liga title this season as Barcelona lead second-placed Atletico Madrid by seven points with 13 games to go.

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