Barcelona has officially announced the hiring of lateral Jordi Alba, from Valencia, in exchange for 14 million euros and for the next five seasons.
The agreement with Alba, 23, formed through the ranks at Barcelona, is subject to a medical examination to be held next week, once completed their participation in Euro teams.
This is the first signing of Barcelona with a view to next season and since Francesc 'Tito' Vilanova has taken over the team.
The arrival of Alba allow Vilanova have a profile offensive player with the right wing to balance the game right where Daniel Alves looks.
From Eric Abidal's disease, whose future as a player is in the air, the club has had to improvise on the left side.
Pep Guardiola had used even the captain Carles Puyol in this area, which has been lavished Adriano Correia for many games.
Alba is fast and technical. Able to play as left back, but also as a winger. He trained at La Masia Barca for seven years, between 1998 and 2005, a stage usually playing midfield.