Alejandro Balde not worried about wearing Gerard Piqué’s shirt number at Barcelona

Alejandro Balde has renewed his contract with Barcelona until 2028 and on Thursday the club had a presentation for the Spanish left back, as reported by Marca.

Balde, who hopes to be in the Barcelona team for many years to come, has assured that the number 3 shirt, inherited from Gerard Piqué, is an honour to wear. “It doesn’t weigh. Each player has his own story. It has been an important number because Piqué has worn it for 15 years and has been a reference.”

The youngster was surrounded by his whole family during the presentation, including his grandmother who travelled from the Dominican Republic.

Balde has made a superb start to his Barcelona career. At just 19 years of age, he finds himself as one of Xavi’s most trusted men and a regular in the starting eleven. He started 30 league games last year, and has already started four out of the five games in La Liga this campaign.

Pair that with six appearances for the Spanish national team, Balde has had quite the 18 months. It’s no surprise that the Catalan club were desperate to tie him down for another five years.

Japtej Ghura | GSFN

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