Dani Alves: “I would not have accepted an offer from Bartomeu”

Chidalu Obiajulu

Dani Alves is one of the few players to have won a lot of trophies in their football career, a Brazilian international who has proven himself in different leagues and continent.

The former Barcelona and Paris Saint Germain player recently won gold at the Olympics during the summer, where he captained the Brazilian under 23 and they were perfect to the core, beating Spain at the finals.

It was a shock move back to his old club FC Barcelona, who have had series of setbacks in financial services and couldn’t be able to acquire the services of new players.

The Brazilian right back volunteered and signed on a free transfer during the early days of September but his services wouldn’t be needed as at then till the winter transfer window.

FC Barcelona are really trying to rebuild after they were eliminated from the champions league by FC Bayern Munich and Benfica, they’ll be looking to get back to their old glory days.

Dani Alves does not have good memories of former Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu, who was in charge of the club when the 38-year-old right-back departed back in 2016.

The Brazilian has claimed that he wouldn’t accept a hypothetical Bartomeu offer to return to Barcelona when the latter was still at the helm.

“I would not have accepted an offer from him,” Alves told Alkass Sports Channels.

“I left when he was president and there was no point in working with him again.”

Alves went on to express his desire to play again with Lionel Messi at Barcelona. The Argentine forward departed to Paris Saint-Germain last summer, when his contract with the Blaugrana came to an end.

“Messi’s departure was difficult, the club had problems and it was difficult to keep him,” added Alves.

“I was against his departure because he is a living Barcelona legend. Unfortunately, things did not go the way we wanted, but I hope that he will return one day and we can play together again.”

Alves also expressed his belief that Joan Laporta’s return to the Barcelona presidency will be beneficial for the club.

“I had the feeling that I would return to Barcelona, and although a lot of people thought it was weird, I’m back,” noted Alves.

“We have to work to rebuild a great Barcelona, and for this we need stability and solidarity.

“Laporta will rebuild the club again, and with his return stability will return. We are happy to have him with us.”