Old Trafford target has reportedly already agreed a deal to leave the Mestalla, but where is he going?
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Valencia have sold Jordi Alba, claims Emery
Former Valencia boss Unai Emery has claimed that the club have already sold left-back Jordi Alba.
However, in discussing his time at Mestalla in an interview with Onda Cero, Emery has claimed that Alba has already parted company with Los Che.
“Valencia is a team that buys players who are not the finished article and then, when they are finished, possibly sells them on, as has happened with Jordi Alba,” the 40-year-old coach mused.
Barca have reportedly identified the versatile Alba as the ideal replacement for Eric Abidal, who has been ruled out of action for an indefinite period of time after undergoing a liver transplant.
However, Manchester United and AC Milan are also believed to be interested in the Blaugrana youth academy product, who is just as comfortable on the wing as he is in defence.
Sir Alex Ferguson is one of three managers said to be closing in on Valencia full-back Jordi Alba, with most sources believing that the Old Trafford boss sees the Spanish international as the man to keep Patrice Evra on his toes and perhaps act as a long term replacement for the 31 year old Man United left-back, and now former Mestalla boss Unai Emery has let the cat out of the bag stating that the player has been sold.
So where has he gone? Man United may well edge AC Milan for the services of the 23 year old defender but perhaps Barcelona are in prime position to nab the consistent La Liga performer. New Nou Camp boss Tito Vilanova may see Alba as a long term successor to Eric Abidal as back-up performer Adriano has not been all that impressive when called upon.
Valencia have become a ‘selling-club’ in recent years with the likes of David Silva, Juan Mata, Raul Albiol and David Villa all leaving over the past few seasons.