Following Lucas Digne’s move to Everton from Barcelona last summer, Jordi Alba was the only recognised left-back at the Camp Nou.
The Spain international’s long-term future took a while to be resolved since he was promised a new deal more than 18 months ago by former technical secretary Robert Fernandez. He signed a new long-term deal and his new contract at the club will expire in 2024.
Now that Alba’s future is sorted, the La Liga winners will shift their focus to bringing in a back-up for the 30-year-old and Mundo Deportivo takes a look at the situation in today’s edition of the newspaper.
It’s claimed Barcelona are not looking to bring in a ‘top’ quality fullback as the position is already covered by the former Valencia man.
They are in search of a player who is ready to accept a substitute’s role and will be a ‘low cost’ signing for them, someone who will be at the club for two to three seasons.
Ernesto Valverde’s side have identified several profiles and this includes Arsenal’s Nacho Monreal, Alberto Moreno of Liverpool, Atletico Madrid left-back Filipe Luis and Rayo Vallecano’s Alex Moreno.
Mundo reports the ‘final decision’ will be taken in the ‘next few weeks’.