According to widespread reports in the Spanish media, on the very deadline day of the transfer window, Jordi Alba rejected a chance to join the Italian giants Inter Milan on a season-long loan.
This rumour had risen from nowhere cause surprisingly Barca were looking for opportunities to offload Alba from their club in order to improve their finances.
And they were halfway successful in doing so cause it was believed that Barcelona and Inter Milan had reached an agreement in principle for the loan of the left back to the Serie A side for the coming season.
Jordi Alba wages crisis at Barcelona
And it was considered that Inter would have paid 40% of the Spaniard’s wages and this clearly shows that Alba has an astronomical amount of wages which is why they weren’t willing to take on the full wages.
So even if Barca had offloaded just 40% of that salary, that would still be quite a big amount. That is the main reason why the La Liga side were listening to offers in the market if there were any.
However since that agreement, the decision of to whether accept it or not completely relied on the player as he hadn’t given the approval nor had he rejected the offer.
But later in the day, it was stated by him to the club that he wanted to stay and he had indeed turned down the opportunity to join the Serie A side. And it was also reported that Alba was quite unhappy with the club cause they were trying to sell him.
Now that he is staying, the left back needs to prove to Xavi that he is still the player that he once was, cause in the first 3 games, he has been cast aside by the coach as his backup Alejandro Balde is playing better than him and now Balde is the first choice wingback in the lineup.
So if Jordi would have left to join Inter, there would have been a chance for him to get in the World Cup squad for Spain, but now that he is at Barca he has to play games cause without the minutes on the pitch Luis Enrique won’t pick him in the team.
All in all, now he has to beat the likes of Balde and Marcos Alonso to get in the starting lineup.