Alba has fallen down the pecking order at Barcelona, who would let him leave
Jordi Alba's future is still in the air. Barça are open to letting him go in January to save on his salary and there are clubs that already showed an interest in the summer. Now, Juventus have asked about a possible deal mid-season and it seems they are in a position to take on the Spain left-back's wages.
Juve, who have not started the season well, need a specialist at left-back and they like Alba. Barça are open to a loan or a sale because Alba seems to have lost his place to Alejandro Balde and Marcos Alonso. Alba must decide what he wants to do. He has a contract with Barça until 2024.
Juve are in crisis after two defeats in the Champions League, while they are already eight points off the pace in Italy. Coach Massimiliano Allegri has a lot of problems at the back and only Alex Sandro at left-back, whose performances have tailed off.
Alba is an experienced option who could come in and help them in January if Barça loan him or let him leave for free.
The Spain international is in a tough spot. Xavi Hernandez does not consider him first choice anymore with Balde and Alonso both seemingly ahead of him. Luis Enrique still picks him for Spain, though, and he's likely to be at the World Cup, although he is competing with Jose Luis Gaya to be a starter.
In any case, Alba wants to stay at Barça, but Juve are a big club that could tempt him, so it remains to be seen what happens in the coming months.