DANI ALVES’ return to Barcelona is set to be BLOCKED by LaLiga chiefs as they do not believe the claim his salary will be ONE EURO.
The Brazilian full-back enjoyed eight supremely impressive years at the Nou Camp between 2008 and 2016.
And, despite the Catalan giants’ current financial crisis, they are keen to try and secure his return at the age of 38.
However, according to Esport 3, LaLiga are expected to refuse Alves’ second spell at Barcelona as they do not accept the club’s proposal that his wage will be just one euro.
The links with a second stint at Barca come two months after the ex-Juventus and PSG man had his Sao Paulo contract ripped up.
Alves, who still hopes to go to the 2022 Qatar World Cup, played 95 times for Sao Paulo, scoring ten goals.
But following a disagreement with the club, he parted ways with the Brazilian outfit one month after winning Olympic gold with the national team at the Tokyo Games.
During his time at Barca, Alves, who is the most decorated footballer ever, won six LaLiga titles and three Champions Leagues.
He was a major part of Pep Guardiola’s iconic team which is widely regarded as one of the greatest of all time.
Another member of that legendary outfit was Xavi, who took over as Barca coach last week.
And Guardiola, who coached both Alves and Xavi during some of the best years of their careers, sent a classy message to the new Barca boss following his appointment.
He said: “I wasn’t the heir to anybody and Xavi doesn’t have to be my heir.
“If [Barcelona president] Joan Laporta and the board have chosen Xavi then it’s because there are millions of pros and few cons.
“He knows the club and will bring positive energy, given how he enjoys football and because of his dedication. He always sees the positive side of things.
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“With his class, dedication and effort, I’m sure he’ll improve the club’s situation.”
Xavi will be in charge for Barcelona’s next game against Espanyol on November 20.
The European giants have slumped to ninth in La Liga having won just four of their 12 games this season.
Source: Soccer - thesun.co.uk