Brazilian hopes to renew his contract for one season
Barcelona are continuing to put together their squad for next season and the club has many decisions to make, both in terms of incoming and outgoing players, including the continuity of Dani Alves.
Their plan is that the Brazilian will continue in the team next season.
Despite the downturn that has affected all players, Alves has performed well this season despite the 38, almost 39, years that the player has.
However, when it comes to assessing the Brazilian’s future, there are other factors that in this case have a significant influence.
Alves is playing a fundamental role in the dressing room., primarily by supporting the young players.
Alves has a great influence on them and tries to pass on his experience to them so that they improve and Xavi is fully aware of this role played by the player, who is an example for the rest of the squad.
We must not forget that he transmits joy to the rest of his teammates and this has been a fundamental aspect in the first months with Xavi because the team was emotionally struggling when he returned to the club, but Alves has been responsible for giving an important mental boost to the group.
One of the factors that undoubtedly counts in this renewal is the player’s age.
It’s a handicap that has been reflected in some of the coach’s decisions, such as leaving him out of the Europa League to give him more rest between games or benching him for a match as important as the one at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.
Alves took both decisions with professionalism, though he did not like either of them, but he is also aware of the moment in his career at which he finds himself.
The club will have to inform him in the next few weeks about the decision on his continuity.