Spain left-back Jordi Alba and FC Barcelona have agreed to end their contractual relationship even though the defender has one season left on his contract with the club.

This means that Jordi Alba who joined FC Barcelona from Valencia in 2012 will no longer play for the Spanish giants after the 2022-2023 season ends.

Before that, the 34-year-old Spaniard won 6 La Liga titles, 5 King’s Cups and the 2015 Champions League with Barca.

Alba played 458 matches for the Catalan side, including 29 in the last La Liga season.

“FC Barcelona would like to express its gratitude to Alba for her professionalism, commitment and dedication, as well as her always positive and friendly relationship with all members of the Barca family, and wish her all the best in the future,” the club announced. on the club’s official website on Wednesday, May 24. “Barca will always be your home, Jordi.”

The announcement of Jordi Alba’s departure from FC Barcelona comes weeks after captain Sergio Busquets announced he would leave the club at the end of this season.

The departure of these veterans is in line with Barca’s efforts to restructure the club to comply with La Liga’s Financial Fair Play law.

Before the start of the current season, the club sold shares in their media production company, Barca Studios, as well as future television rights to bring in four new players.

Then, to sign Jules Kounde, a French defender who joined the club from Sevilla, they had to launch more players.

Despite the financial complications, FC Barcelona is still making serious efforts to sign new players, including the club’s legendary striker Lionel Messi this summer.