Dani Alves is considering the possibilities to join a new club after the Catalan club refused to meet his proposed demands. The ongoing situation might not resolve anytime soon since his agent talked about the present issue at a press meeting on Thursday morning. This transfer news has provoked the top teams of Europe to join the hunt to land the Brazilian defender.
Alves has been in the spotlight since January because of his present contract reaching its end in June. He was linked with several rumour indicating a suitable move in the winter window, but he continued his service at Nou Camp expecting a contract extension deal.
The Brazilian’s spokesperson Dinorah Santa Ana who is his ex-wife. As reported in goal.com in a press conference she explained Barcelona’s offering of a one-year contract renewal deal couldn’t reach their expectations.
“We waited a whole year to talk to Barca. We had two offers on the table, but we stopped all negotiations to listen to what Barca had to say.”
She also informed the reporters about the offers of an anonymous club which would happily accept the right-back’s demands.
“There is another club willing to give Dani a three-year contract with a higher wage, plus the option of another year. But Barca told us they could not get near those figures.
“Dani would be happy to stay on the same wages he is on now, but they offered one year plus the option two more. This morning, a formal offer arrived by e-mail, but it stipulated that he has to play 60 per cent of the games for it to be renewed the following year.
“Dani is sad. He expected more from Barca. The negotiations are finished now. He will finish his contract as best as he can.”
The 31-year-old has been associated with the United’s transfer news in recent weeks. Reportedly the Red Devil’s boss Louis van Gaal wants him at Old Trafford to provide stability in the back four as Rafael couldn’t create much of an impression which compelled Antonio Valencia to play as a full-back.
Liverpool is aiming to wrap up a pre-contract deal with the full-back since they might have to let go of Glen Johnson facing same problem at Anfield. According to the transfer news in Spain, Alves has already received an offer to team up with the Reds and is considering about the proposition.
The versatile right-back might end up staying due to the transfer ban of Barcelona until January 2016 showing their incapability to sign a new talent. To avoid playing without any replacement of Alves in the first half of the next season, Barca might have to agree with the full-back on his proposed terms.
The former Sevilla player has been successful with the Catalan club winning 16 trophies after his arrival in 2008, and managed to score 20 goals in 331 club appearances.