The Spanish left back has been in fine form and could even go to the World Cup
Barcelona are close to achieving one of their prime objectives. Renewing Alejandro Balde’s contract until 2027.
The deal has been moving forward in the past few months and it’s set for him to sign this year. The defender wants to stay and he will rise to a similar level of salary as Araujo and Gavi.
The Blaugrana have seen how he’s become a key part of Xavi’s squad and the coach uses him regularly. He had a deal until 2024 with a 500m release clause.
The idea is that the deal is signed by the end of 2022 although it depends on if Balde goes to the World Cup or not. There have been various meetings with his agent Jorge Mendes, who has let it be known there are other offers on the table.
Mendes made it clear that if Barcelona were desperate for money then Balde could go to a Premier League club, but Barcelona are determined to keep him.
Balde is one of the three players who earns the least currently, so this pay rise is due.
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