Dani Alves insists he has yet to make a decision on where he will be playing his football next season, as his contract at Barcelona nears an end.
The Brazil international has been a key member of the Barca side since arriving from Sevilla in the summer of 2008, for an initial fee of £23million. Alves has gone on to make over 330 appearances for the Blaugrana in all competitions, helping them win many honours including four La Liga titles, two Copa del Rey’s and the UEFA Champions League in both 2009 and 2011.
There is every chance he will add to this roll of honour in the coming weeks, as Luis Enrique’s side are two points clear in the race for the title, are in the last eight of the Champions League, and have a Copa del Rey final against Athletic Bilbao to look forward to next month. Winning all three, whilst improbable, could well be the perfect way to call time on his Camp Nou career.
Because as his current deal comes to a close, Alves is believed to have rejected Barca’s latest offer to extend his stay in Catalonia. It has even been suggested that he has already agreed a move to another club, with Manchester United thought to be interested, but the 31-year-old has revealed that he has not yet decided which colours he will be wearing when the 2015/16 campaign begins.
“I’m nearing the end of my contract with the same ambition with which I arrived at Barca,” he told BeIN Sports. “Barca changed my life because they allowed me to achieve my dreams. I’m very happy at this club. If there are clubs that offer me a new alternative or I’m not at the level Barca want then I’m willing to consider other options. I’ll make a decision at the end of the season.”