FC Barcelona intends to accelerate Alejandro Balde’s extension file in the coming weeks. The young left side is preparing to play the 2022 World Cup with Spain, after the withdrawal of José Luis Gaya.
Alejandro Balde is living a waking dream. Author so far of a good season with FC Barcelona, the young Spanish defender has just been called up by Luis Enrique, the coach of La Roja, for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar (November 20-December 18), where the Spaniards will face Costa Rica (Wednesday, November 23), Germany (Sunday, November 27) and Japan (Thursday, December 1) in Group E. The misfortune of some is the happiness of others, since the left side of 19 years replaced in the group José Luis Gaya, victim of a sprained ankle.
Under contract until 2024
Once the World Cup is over on Qatari soil, the young Barcelona player will undoubtedly experience another satisfaction, that of signing a new contract with the Blaugrana. According to the latest information given on this subject by the Mundo Deportivo, Barça intends to accelerate the talks after the competition in order to shield the one who wears the number 28 within the workforce trained by Xavi. For the time being, Alejandro Balde is linked until June 2024 with the Catalan club, a three-year lease signed in 2021 with a release clause in the amount of 500 million euros.
Since the start of the 2022-2023 season, the pure product of La Masia, the famous FC Barcelona training center, has played 16 matches in all competitions, including 12 La Liga matches. Having become essential in the eleven of the Spanish coach, Alejandro Balde now aims to honor his first minutes with Spain, when he was playing until then with the U21s. If he does not leave in the shoes of a holder, the native of Barcelona will try to make people talk about him with one of the favorite selections for the final victory.