Jordi Alba completes Inter Miami transfer as Lionel Messi’s former team-mate becomes third ex-Barcelona star to join

JORDI ALBA has reunited with former Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi at Inter Miami.

Alba has completed his move to David Beckham’s MLS club and becomes the third Barca star to move to Miami after Sergio Busquets.

Jordi Alba is set to reunite with ex-Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi at Inter MiamiAFP

Alba has signed a deal with Inter Miami until the end of next yearRex

The American outfit confirmed the left-back’s arrival to the US on social media.

The Spain international has put pen to paper on a contract that runs until next year.

Inter Miami tweeted: “Oficial. Bienvenido [Welcome] @JordiAlba.

“We have signed Spanish international defender Jordi Alba to a contract through the 2024 season.”

Alba spent nine years playing with Messi at Barcelona after his arrival from Valencia in 2012.

The 34-year-old amassed a total of 27 goals and 99 assists in 459 appearances with the Blaugrana.

The Spaniard also won six LaLiga titles, five Copa del Rey trophies and the 2015 Champions League with the Catalan giants.

Alba’s expected debut date with Inter Miami is currently unknown after just joining Tata Martino’s side.


But Messi is expected to debut against Cruz Azul on Friday in the Leagues Cup.

Tickets to watch the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner’s Inter Miami bow will cost anywhere from $350 (£272) to $2,000 (£1,555) on Ticketmaster.

The Argentina captain put pen to paper on a deal with Inter Miami until 2025 after running down his contract with Paris Saint-Germain.

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