Balde reflects on fulfilling his childhood dream with Barca renewal: “My lifelong aspiration has become a reality”
Barcelona has extended Alejandro Balde’s contract as their left-back until 2028 and they have invited him to sign the contract at their training complex alongside club president Joan Laporta.
In an exciting development, Alejandro Balde has agreed to renew his contract with FC Barcelona, keeping him at the club until 2028. At just 19 years old, Balde has already shown immense potential, and Barcelona is eager to harness his talent for many years to come. Recognizing his importance to the team, the club has offered him a new contract that will keep him at the club for an additional four seasons, as his current contract was set to expire in June next year.
Barcelona has been working diligently for months to secure Balde’s contract extension, and they officially announced the renewal on Wednesday. The club took the opportunity to share the good news with their fans and invited Balde to address the media alongside president Joan Laporta on Thursday afternoon.
Expressing his congratulations, Laporta acknowledged Balde’s understanding of Barcelona’s philosophy and expressed his belief that the young defender would be instrumental in helping the team integrate new players. He wished Balde the best of luck and success in his career.
Balde, on the other hand, expressed his gratitude for the opportunities he has been given at Barcelona. Having been with the club for 13 years, he reminisced about how he dreamed of playing for the first team when he joined at the age of 13, and he is thrilled that his dream has come true. He thanked his family, the chairman, the coach, and everyone who has supported him throughout his journey.
Despite the weight of wearing the No.3 jersey previously worn by Pique, Balde sees it as an honor and a source of motivation. He recognizes the significance of the number and the legacy left by previous players, and he aims to continue that tradition.
Overall, Barcelona is delighted to have secured Balde’s future and is confident that he will develop into a vital player for the team. This contract renewal is a testament to Balde’s potential and his dedication to the club.