The owner of Inter Miami, Jorge Mas, said on Tuesday that former Spain international defender Jordi Alba would sign with the club and link up with former Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi, with additional new additions likely in the following days.
After the team’s training session, Mas addressed a gathering of media and shared the news that Jordi Alba would put pen to paper today.
The team is hoping to add some freshness to the roster, which is currently suffering and is in last place in the MLS. In addition to Messi, the club has also acquired Spanish midfielder Sergio Busquets, who was once a player for Barcelona.
According to Mas, Paraguayan international defender Diego Gomez, who is 20 years old and plays for the club Libertad in Asuncion, is on his way to joining.
According to Mas, another promising young player from South America, Argentine midfielder Facundo Farias, age 20, has reached an agreement in principle to sign with the club.
The owner of Miami also said that negotiations are now taking place with two promising young players from the Argentine division. These players are Tomas Aviles, a central defender who plays for Racing Club, and Brian Aguirre, a striker who plays for Newell’s Old Boys.
However, Mas said that any effort to pursue Uruguayan veteran and former Barca player Luis Suarez would be hampered by his contractual status with Brazilian club Gremio. Suarez is now under contract to play for Gremio.
Gremio’s Luis Suarez is a really talented player. He is bound by the agreement. The tight bond that he has with Lionel, Busquets, and Alba is something that we are aware of. They collaborated on a performance in Barcelona.
“There has been a great deal of speculation that Luis Suarez would sign with Inter Miami. We haven’t had any face-to-face conversations with either Gremio or Suarez.
I really don’t see how Luis Suarez can walk away from Gremio. If he does, however, we are free to speak to Luis about bringing him to Inter Miami, and we encourage you to do so. He said that such a possibility would be available.
In May, Alba, who is now 34 years old and has represented Spain 93 times, decided to end his contract with Barcelona. Alba has played for Spain.
Left-back Alba was a member of the Barcelona squad that triumphed in the Champions League in 2015 and earned a total of six Spanish league championships during his time with the club.
Additionally, he was a member of the Spain national squad that triumphed in the 2012 European Championship.
On Tuesday, Messi and Busquets took part in their first training session with Miami, in preparation for their prospective debuts this coming Friday in the Leagues Cup match against Cruz Azul of Mexico.