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Dani Alves will announce his future plans after the Champions League final

Barcelona defender Dani Alves says he will not announce a decision on his future until after the Champions League final. But as it stands now, the right-back has one foot out the door of the Camp Nou.

The Brazilian held a press conference earlier today to share his thoughts on recent developments between himself and the club regarding a contract renewal.

Alves is out of contract at the end of the season and has been free to negotiate with other clubs since January.

Barcelona and the right back’s representative, Dinorah Santana, have been posturing for months with each side taking shots at the other in the press.

Last month, it was reported that Alves was on the verge of signing an extension with Barcelona. However, it appears negotiations have once again broken down between the two parties, with reports last week suggesting that the defender was prepared to leave the club on a free transfer.

Alves and his representative have been frustrated with the club’s lack of commitment to the defender. The feeling from the Brazilian’s point of view is Barcelona have continually proposed deals that were well-below the player’s worth. He also feels slighted by the club since Barcelona would not commit to a guaranteed contract for multiple years.

Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City are rumored to be monitoring the defender’s situation with the newly-crowned La Liga champions.

Alves is one of the most beloved and outspoken figures in the Barcelona dressing room, and earlier today he voiced his opinion regarding the contract negotiations with the club.

“We have a lot to do [this season]. Out of respect for all those who have supported me, I am going to focus on giving everything for this shirt until June 7th,” Alves said today. “Now, the future is about playing in two finals [the Copa del Rey and Champions League].

“I’ve come out to speak because there has been a lack of respect shown and a lot of rubbish has been said. I wanted to talk on the pitch, but there are too many lies and the limit was reached.

“The club has not valued me as I deserved to be valued. I’m not thinking about money, but about being valued for what I do.

“I have always said I would like to stay in Barcelona, but not at any price. I deserve respects because no one has done what I’ve done for this club.

“I have spoken to the president and told him about the conditions which I need to keep me at the club.

“I’m trying to understand why some people don’t value me, or think I’m a moron. I have my own personality, take it or leave it.

“Whether I stay or leave, this club will always be in my heart; I’ve spent the most memorable years of my life here.”

 

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