Jordi Alba wants to stay at Barcelona for life

Jordi Alba: "I'm very happy at Barca. If it depended on me, I would stay at Barcelona my whole life."

of Barcelona is challenged by of Roma during the quarter final first leg UEFA Champions League match between FC Barcelona and AS Roma at Camp Nou on April 4, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain.
Image: Jordi Alba wants to stay at Barcelona

Jordi Alba has played down speculation linking him with a move to the Premier League, insisting he would remain at Barcelona for the rest of his life if it was up to him.

The 29-year-old left-back has been reportedly linked with a move away from the Nou Camp, most recently Tottenham, this summer.

However, while he admits the decision about his future is not solely down to him, the Spain international - who in 2015 signed a five-year contract with Barca that included a 150m Euro buy-out clause - does not see himself leaving the La Liga champions.

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Image: Jordi Alba won a fourth La Liga title with Barcelona last season

"I'm very happy at Barca. If it depended on me, I would stay at Barcelona my whole life," Alba said at a Spain press conference at the World Cup, as reported by www.sport.es.

"But it doesn't depend only on me, it's also what the club wants.

"It also depends on my performances, which this season have been very good, but I don't see myself away from Barca."

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 during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group B match between Portugal and Spain at Fisht Stadium on June 15, 2018 in Sochi, Russia.
Image: Jordi Alba has featured in Spain's first two matches at the World Cup

Alba has helped Barca lift 13 trophies since moving to the Nou Camp from Valencia in 2012, including winning La Liga four times, as well as four Copa del Rey titles, the Champions League and FIFA Club World Cup.

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