Premier League Clubs On Alert As Jordi Alba Enquires About Life In England

Barcelona's Jordi Alba looks dejected.

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Barcelona defender Jordi Alba has alerted a host of Premier League clubs, by enquiring his former teammates about life in England.

Jordi Alba looks set to part ways with Barcelona at the end of the season, after having fallen down the pecking order under the management of Luis Enrique. The Spanish international has made just 16 starts this season, and is believed to be incredibly frustrated with life at the club.

Despite being included in the FIFA World XI this season, the current Barca manager as well as the club’s hierarchy continue to consider Alba as dispensable, and the La Liga giants will look to offload the player come summer, before his price tag begins to go downhill.

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Alba too, is adamant on making a move away in spite of Enrique confirming that he will be stepping down as manager once this campaign concludes, and the Catalan Giants seem to have identified Atletico Madrid left-back Theo Hernandez as the 28-year-old’s replacement.

The World Cup-winning Spaniard does not have a shortage of suitors, however, with a host of Premier League clubs rumoured to be in the race for his signature. As per reports, English powerhouses Chelsea, Manchester City, and Manchester United are already prepared to go head-to-head to secure the full-back’s services.

According to AS, Jordi Alba definitely sees the Premier League as his most preferable destination. In fact, the decorated defender has set his sights on a potential switch as well, as he has already contacted a few of his former teammates who currently play in England.

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The former Valencia man has gotten in touch with Chelsea stars Cesc Fabregas and Pedro – the duo he has previously played with at the Camp Nou outfit as well as the Spanish National Team – in order to talk to them about the style of football in the Premier League, as well as to enquire about the overall life in England.

Furthermore, Abla also seems to have contacted a few unnamed Spanish Manchester United players, thereby hinting at interest from the Red Devils as well, especially with Jose Mourinho still unsure regarding his first-choice left-back.


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