Barcelona signing Jordi Alba is just the latest of a raft of former La Masia graduates to make their way back to the club.

The former Valencia fullback left Barca as a teenager for Cornella.

Gerard Pique and Cesc Fabregas, of course, famously were tempted away by Manchester United and Arsenal respectively before making their return to the Nou Camp.

Barca striker Cristian Tello had three seasons away at Damm and Espanyol before being re-signed, while winger Isaac Cuenca had time with Damm, Reus and Sabadell before making the breakthrough in the first team.