Dani Alves: I have both feet and my head out of Barcelona
The Brazilian has criticised the club for not respecting him and says president Josep Maria Bartomeu knows what it will take to keep him
Dani Alves says he has “both feet and a head” out the door at Barcelona, strongly hinting he will leave at the end of the season.
The right-back has long been linked with a move away from Camp Nou this year, with his contract expiring next month.
The 32-year-old, who joined Barca from Sevilla in 2008, has criticised the club for not showing him respect.
“I have endured a lot this year, listening to a lot of bullshit,” he told reporters. “So I have to speak out. because I have been disrespected and have a limit.
“When I say that I have been disrespected, I am talking about board members who have been talking about me.
“They say that I am chasing money. But I’m not thinking about money, I’m thinking about what I do being valued. If they don’t value what I do, then this club is not for me. The club doesn’t value me the way I feel I deserve.
“The president knows what he has to do to keep me. At the moment, I have both feet and my head outside the club, but I am committed to the team.”
The Brazil international says the club are interested in keeping him, but he will announce whether or not he will stay after the Champions League final against Juventus on June 6.
“The club have wanted to keep me since three or four months ago because my performances have improved. But I have spent seven seasons of my life here and have to find the right balance.
“Until June 7, I consider myself a Barcelona player and only think about the taste of being a European champion again. Hopefully we can make history with this club. After that, I will announce my decision.
“The coach is happy with my work, but the life of a professional is based on trust and if you do not have a complete trust with the club, things don’t go as expected.
“I have not spoken with Luis Enrique about my future. He has enough to deal with. My problem is mine. If it goes well or bad I will be responsible.
“I don’t want him or Lionel Messi to get involved.”
Barca take on Athletic Bilbao on May 30 in the Copa del Rey final before they face Juventus in the Champions League final as they look to win the treble.