Dani Alves sends advice to Lionel Messi on his future.
Messi’s former Barca teammate Dani Alves has asked the six-time Ballon d’Or winner to stay at Camp Nou after his contract expires in the summer.
Both Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are possible candidates in acquiring the Argentinian’s signature.
Dani Alves revealed that Messi had once asked him to stay put at Barcelona.
“I have said to Messi several times: he was born to be a Barcelona player and Barcelona were born to be his club. He has given me advice before so I can do the same to him. Once he told me to stay in Barcelona because there wasn’t any place that was better. ‘Where will you be happier?’ he asked me. So I stayed,” he said.
“Now I have reminded him of that conversation and that a good friend [him] advised me that Barcelona is the best place ever. I haven’t had an answer from him yet but when you leave Barcelona you realize how good it is. All the players, and I mean everyone, who has left Barcelona have been sorry. All of them regret leaving, irrespective of the reason.”