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Barcelona and Valencia agree deal for Alba

Published: Thursday 28 June 2012, 14.31CET
Spanish international Jordi Alba began his career at FC Barcelona and will return to the club following a five-year spell at Valencia CF, who have agreed to sell the left-back for €14m.
Barcelona and Valencia agree deal for Alba
Jordi Alba will join Barcelona after UEFA EURO 2012 ©Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Thursday 28 June 2012, 14.31CET

Barcelona and Valencia agree deal for Alba

Spanish international Jordi Alba began his career at FC Barcelona and will return to the club following a five-year spell at Valencia CF, who have agreed to sell the left-back for €14m.

FC Barcelona have agreed to pay Valencia CF €14m to re-sign Spanish international full-back Jordi Alba.

The 23-year-old defender – who has played every minute of Spain's five games at UEFA EURO 2012 as the defending champions reached Sunday's final in Kyiv – has agreed terms on a five-year contract at the Camp Nou and will sign next week subject to passing a medical.

Alba spent the early part of his career with Barcelona's youth set-up but was released as a 16-year-old. He was picked up by Valencia and, following a loan spell at Club Gimnàstic de Tarragona in 2008/09, went on to score five goals in 74 Liga games for the club. 

Having worked his way up through Spain's age-group teams, representing the national side at Under-19, U20 and U21 level, Alba made his senior debut at home to Scotland last October and now has ten caps to his name. 

Last updated: 28/06/12 15.59CET

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