Alves wants Barca stay
Barcelona defender Dani Alves has pledged his allegiance to the club and wants a new deal.
By Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 07/02/11 11:34am
Barcelona defender Dani Alves has pledged his allegiance to the club and stated that he wants his future resolved by agreeing a new contract.
The Brazilian's current deal is due to expire at the end of next season and talks over an extension have yet to reach a conclusion.
Marauding wing-back Alves has been linked with a move to Manchester City in recent times, with interest thought to be high in him over the January transfer window due to the lack of time on his current deal.
But it appears the 27-year-old is keen on remaining at the Camp Nou with the Primera Division holders, stating the club are too close to his heart to go.
He has been a part of a side that has won two league titles, one UEFA Champions League and a Copa Del Rey since joining from Sevilla in 2008.
"It is very difficult to find a big club like Barcelona. I'm experiencing things I never thought I would, I love this club," he told Barca TV.
"That's why I will fight with all my strength to stay here because it is my dream.
"My family and I are very happy in Barcelona and it is a privilege for any footballer to be at this club."