Lionel Messi and Sergio Busquets welcome ex-Barcelona teammate as Inter Miami officially announce addition of Jordi Alba

Miami-based MLS club Inter Miami is on a roll in the transfer market this season. After signing Lionel Messi and Sergio Busquets, they have snapped up another ex-Barcelona player. Inter Miami officially announced the signing of Spanish full-back Jordi Alba he decided to leave Barcelona. Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets recently left Barcelona and were very emotional during their farewell.

The MLS club is scheduled to play Mexican club Cruz Azul from the LIGA MX in the league cup. The tickets for the match are already sold out. With a packed stadium, Miami going to get a look at their new stars. Inter Miami is the only club that has been able to attract European superstars to their club. Much of it plays down to the ‘Messi effect,’ with the little magician being a significant reason for attracting players of the highest caliber.

Jordi Alba inks deal with Inter Miami

Inter Miami officially announced their latest signing of Jordi Alba on their social media handles. The Spanish full-back is yet to land in Miami and be officially presented. However, he has inked a deal with the club. The official details of the contract include a one-year deal with an option for the club to extend for another year.  

The club’s Chief Soccer director and Sporting Director gave a statement confirming Jordi’s signing and said, “Jordi is an accomplished, dynamic and experienced player that we’re excited to acquire to continue bolstering our squad. He has proven for over a decade that he is one of the best fullbacks in the sport due to both his defensive solidity and capacity to contribute in the attack. We know that he’ll help Inter Miami achieve the Club’s objectives this season and beyond.”

Lionel Messi’s lethal partnership with Jordi Alba

The 34-year-old Spanish international moved away from his home country of Spain for the first time, after playing for Spanish clubs Valencia and Barcelona. The superstar is a very successful soccer player, with a UEFA Champions League, 6 La Liga, and many other trophies under his belt.   

Jordi Alba and Messi

The Spanish international has a special connection with Leo Messi, as they played for many years during their time at Barcelona. Most famously, Jordi assisted Leo Messi’s last-minute winner at the Santiago Bernabeu, when the El-Classico was tied at 2-2 in 2018.

Statistically, Jordi Alba is the highest individual to assist Messi’s goals as a defender, with a total of 23 assists made successfully to El Pulga. It will be crazy to see the two friends combine again in the future. 


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