Barcelona sporting director Jordi Cruyff has confirmed that. A new contract for Alejandro Balde has been prepared, leaving only the formal signing of the 19-year-old left-back. According to reports. from Mundo Deportivo on Thursday.
Balde has burst onto the scene for Barcelona this season having become first-choice at left-back under coach Xavi Hernandez. Ahead of experienced full-backs Jordi Alba and Margos Alonso’s performances at the youngster. Also earned him a call-up to the Spain squad for the 2022 World Cup following the withdrawal of Jose Luis Gaia.
Balde is currently under contract until 2024. But Barcelona are working to extend the player’s contract until 2027. With Cruyff insisting the new deal from the club will only wait for the back’s appearances 19 years old only UFABET
‘He was in the conversation for a long time and we are pleased with him. There have been many positives on the part of the players over the past six months. Because he fulfilled the dreams of people who love football.’
‘The first team, settling down, going to the World Cup. And above all is the emotional stability he had from a young age. It is something worthy of praise.’
‘Obviously we have high expectations of him for the future of Barca. And we are delighted for the club as well.’
‘So it was only a matter of time to shut it down. We have been talking for a while now and we are sure he will be a player at the club for many years to come.’ said Cruyff.