According to reports from the trusted and reliable Gianluca Di Marzio website in Italy, Barcelona right back Dani Alves is edging closer towards the exit from the Catalan side and is a step away to join French side Paris St-Germain in the summer transfer window.
— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) May 23, 2015
The Brazilian’s contract with Barcelona is set to expire in the summer and the player is close to agreeing to a 3 year deal with PSG with an annual salary of €3 million after taxes per season. Manchester United have been heavily linked with the 32 year old but Paris seems to be his expected destination.
Dani Alves: Only Messi (85) & Ronaldo (65) have picked up more assists in La Liga in the last 6 seasons than @DaniAlvesD2 (51)
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) May 22, 2015
Inside Spanish Football have claimed that according to media outlet Cadena SER, Alves rejected Barcelona’s final contract renewal offer this past Thursday and will announce his unfortunate departure by calling a Press Conference on Monday.
The recent developments will come as a huge blow for United who will now have to look elsewhere to find a quality right back of their own. While Antonio Valencia has been a temporary option, Louis Van Gaal is expected to be in the market as he has very little faith on Rafael.