Barcelona have reportedly identified David Alaba as a long-term replacement for Jordi Alba.
One of the best left-backs in the world, the Austrian international has made 358 appearances for the Bavarians across all competitions, scoring 30 goals and providing 46 assists.
Sport Bild claim that Barcelona have identified Alaba as a long-term replacement for Alba. The report also suggests that Bayern want the 27-year-old to sign a new contract but he is yet to decide on that.
Alaba who is currently valued at €55 million according to Transfermarkt, has made 14 appearances for the Bundesliga champions this season, scoring a goal against Mainz.
Alba is currently showing no signs of slowing down but Barcelona’s left-back department will be immensely strong if Alaba signs for them. Besides, the 27-year-old’s versatility makes him a suitable option as a centre-back as well.
However, Bayern will prefer keeping Alaba as he is one of their key players and might try to give him a new contract