Dani Alves signs new 2-year contract with Barcelona

Published 06/09/2015, 7:37 AM EDT


Dani Alves has signed a new 2-year deal with Barcelona the club announced on Tuesday. The contract also has an option for an extra 3rd season.

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The right-back whose contract was to be over this season, had been linked with several clubs and most notably AC Milan and Manchester United, with Alves himself stating that it would be a pleasure to play for the former. Also signing of Alex Vidal earlier today, who can also play at right-back made it pretty clear that the Catalonian club is preparing for life without the 32-year old.

But now all that has come to an abrupt end after Brazilian signed the new contract.

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The statement from the club read: “FC Barcelona announces that Dani Alves has accepted the proposal of the Club for the renewal of his contract, which expires on 30 June.”

Earlier in the season the club stated that they will not renew Alves’ contract, which did not go down well with him. His agent and ex-wife reportedly was furious with Barcelona.

Dani Alves has a unique partnership with Messi down the left-flank and has played a key role in the massively successful campaingn this season, winning the trebble.

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Aviral Srivastava

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Pursuing Computer Science Engineering from Bangalore Institute of Technology. Avid sports fan, specially football. A lifelong United supporter.

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