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Luis Enrique gives backing to Dani Alves

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Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has expressed his faith and confidence in Dani Alves and claims the defender’s uncertain future is as something that will be dealt with by those above him at the Camp Nou.

Alves is out of contract at the end of the season and, as yet, has not provided an indication of his intentions. It does, however, seem most likely that he will leave Barcelona after seven years of excellent service.

Manchester United has been mentioned as a potential destination as Louis van Gaal considers adding a right-back to his Old Trafford ranks, while Paris Saint-Germain have also been credited with an interest in the Brazil international.

Enrique backing

As far as his current manager is concerned, however, Alves is not allowing speculation to hinder his professionalism, and it would seem that Enrique would be loath to lose the 31-year-old in the summer.

"Regarding Alves, you can see the confidence I have in him when I choose my line-ups,” Enrique told reporters.

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“They are decisions for the people at the club to make at the end of the season."

"Dani is one of the nicest players in the locker room, with a winning character. I knew his professional side and I now know his human side, and he is a true example of what a player must be."

Alves may be entering into the later stages of his career but is a player that can still offer great value to Barcelona, as has been demonstrated by his combined 23 stars in La Liga and the Champions League this term.

Time to leave

However, this summer could prove his final chance for a massive pay day. Alves should, then, pursue a move away from Barcelona if the club are unable or unwilling to match his salary expectations.

Alves has been an excellent and consistent performer during his time at Barcelona but it is unrealistic to expect his wages to increase for what would be his final contract with the club. It makes sense for all parties that he leaves.

A move to PSG would make the most sense financially, even if Manchester United have been more than willing to throw money around, while Alves would be able to join his international teammates Thiago Silva and David Luiz in the back four at the Parc des Princes.

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