Alves Urges Messi To Stay Out Of Contract Dispute
Dani Alves Urges Lionel Messi To Stay Out Of Contract Dispute
FC Barcelona defender Dani Alves has urged his best-friend and teammate Lionel Messi to stay out of his current contract dispute with the club.
Alves was asked whether Luis Enrique, who was impressed by his performances this season, or Messi, his best-friend in the dressing room, should intervene in his current contract dispute with the club, but responded:
“I don’t think so and I don’t want them to do that,” he told reporters as quoted by AS.
“All of us have to concentrate on our own job.
“I think there is sufficient merit in having stayed here at this club for so long.
“There’s no need for anyone to explain things to the board on my behalf.
“If I have to leave, it’s not a huge deal; whether I stay here or leave, this club will always be in my heart; I've spent the best years of my career here.”
It’s believed that Alves is upset with his contract situation at Barcelona, as the club only now want him to sign a new deal.
Alves feels that because of the transfer ban, where the club won’t be able to buy or sell players, they’ve decided to offer him a new contract, but not because they value his services.
It’s been previously reported that Messi and Alves are best-friends in the Barcelona dressing room, where they’ve been teammates for seven years.
The player has won a host of trophies with Barcelona in his career, including the La Liga five times, the Copa del Rey twice, and the UEFA Champions League twice.
Alves played 44 times this season for the Spanish giants, assisting 10 goals from full-back.
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