Jordi Alba played his 300th La Liga match against Celta Vigo on Thursday night. Alba reached this figure by playing 74 games with his former club Valencia, and 226 with Barcelona. A noteworthy amount of games for any professional player.
In those duels, Jordi has been able to score 15 goals and provide 54 assists, of which 10 goals and 47 assists have been made during his time as a Blaugrana, in addition to winning 5 league titles. Similarly, his most proactive season was 2018/19, in which the Spaniard managed to score 2 goals and provide 10 assists.
The milestone goes down as another achievement in Alba’s career, who has had a great start under Ronald Koeman. The player has regained the concentration and intensity that was relatively lost. It is in the hands of Alba to stay consistent and help his team on the road to winning La Liga this season, and who knows, maybe top it with the Copa del Rey and Champions League.
Source: La Liga
David Beckham confirms Messi has been mentioned in MLS plans
During the presentation of the new Inter Miami kit, club owner and former football superstar David Beckham confirmed that he has big ambitions for his side. The Englishman has been making major headway since he founded the club, who began playing in Major League Soccer (MLS) last season.
The Miami based club unveiled their secondary jersey, named La Palma on Saturday. Beckham, during the ceremony spoke about his plans for the club, stating how important it is to attract the biggest names in football.
The former Real Madrid and Manchester United man addressed rumours about both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. He said: “I know that in Miami our fans want to see great stars. Messi and Ronaldo have been mentioned, have been at the top of their game and have been the best for the last 15 years. We want to attract the best players.”
Speaking about the talent he has already managed to attract, Beckham added: “We already have players like Higuaín and Matuidi who already bring shine and glamour, but in the future we want to have the opportunity to bring big name signings.”
Back when Messi asked to leave Barcelona last summer, the Argentine was linked however briefly to a move to the MLS. Inter Miami, being the most possible suitors. However, Messi ended up staying in Spain after a complicated transfer saga.
There is no doubt that with Beckham at the helm, Inter Miami could attract a ton of big names in the future. However, a move to the States would most certainly be a step sideways for Messi, considering he still has years left at the top in Europe.