Brazilian Dani Alves is set to leave Barcelona at the end of the season. Barcelona have confirmed this news as the Brazilian international’s contract expires after the current campaign.
Although tipped to leave in the summer transfer window that has just closed, Alves won’t have any problems finding a new club with both Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool interested in Alves’ services.
The Brazilian is staying for one more season and has vowed to fight for his place under new coach Luis Enrique.
It was Barça’s sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta who broke the news and confirmed the 31-year-old Brazilian will end his stay at the Catalan giants at the end of the current campaign.
“We are very happy that Dani Alves has stayed here [this season],” he said at a news conference on Tuesday.
“Both sides have agreed that his contract will finish in 2015.”
Dani Alves moved to Barcelona from Sevilla in 2008 for a fee of €38 million after a six year spell with the Andalusian club.So far he has played 190 games for Barcelona and found the net 14 times. His career at Barcelona is replete with titles and silverware as the graph below shows:
- La Liga: 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2012–13
- Copa del Rey: 2008–09, 2011–12; Runner-up 2010–11, 2013–14
- Supercopa de España: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013; Runner-up 2012
- UEFA Champions League: 2008–09, 2010–11
- UEFA Super Cup: 2009, 2011
- FIFA Club World Cup: 2009, 2011
Dani Alves has had a good career at Barcelona and perhaps next season will be the right time to move on to pastures new.