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Alba admits he gave up bigger offers to play in Miami with Messi

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- New Inter Miami CF left back Jordi Alba admitted Tuesday that he had other, more lucrative offers but that his move to Miami was about more than money and that he was excited to reunite with his former Barcelona teammates.

"Despite the offers I had for more money, the priority for me was to feel important," Alba said during his official unveiling ceremony at DRV PNK Stadium. "I think I made the right decision. This is the club that tried the hardest to get me."

Understandably, the 34-year-old who captained Spain to a Nations League title earlier this summer and is seven appearances away from 100 international caps, was excited to be back playing with his two former Barcelona teammates -- Lionel Messi and Sergio Busquets -- as well as Martino, his former coach at Spotify Camp Nou.