Veteran defender Jordi Alba will join his former FC Barcelona teammates Lionel Messi and Sergio Busquets in Miami.
Alba, 34, will continue his career with MLS side Inter Miami nearly two months after announcing he was leaving Barcelona after 11 years with the club.
Inter Miami co-owner Jorge Mas confirmed the move Tuesday, adding that he expected the signing to be official by the end of the day.
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Alba, who joined in 2012 from Valencia, helped Barcelona win six La Liga titles, five Copa del Rey trophies and the Champions League in 2015. He has made 458 appearances for Barcelona and contributed 19 goals and 91 assists.
He is the third major player signed by Inter Miami this summer. Messi announced on June 7 that he intends to join the club, and Miami announced the addition of Busquets a few weeks later.
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The team also recently announced former FC Barcelona and Argentina national team head coach Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino as its next head coach. Martino coached Barcelona in 2013-14.
Inter Miami introduced Messi and Busquets on Sunday, and both players completed their first training session with the team on Tuesday morning. They are expected to make their debut in Friday’s match against Cruz Azul in the League Cup, although it is not known how much either will play.
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«He will debut on Friday,» Mas said about Messi. “How much, when, what he does, that depends on him and ‘Tata’… they are very focused on having a very successful run and in the League Cup. And it’s a different format than we’re used to. «
The addition of Alba adds help at left-back after Franco Negri suffered a season-ending right ACL injury last month.
Inter Miami is in last place in the Eastern Conference standings.