Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has claimed that Dani Alves is the best right-back in world-football.
The 32-year-old's future remains in doubt at Camp Nou as both Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain remain hopeful of tempting the Spaniard away from the Catalan club this summer.
It is unclear whether Alves will remain at Barcelona or look to go abroad but what seems certain is Messi’s desire for him to stay.
In an interview with uefa.com the Argentine is quoted saying by the Daily Mail: “He is the best full-back in the world. It is very difficult nowadays to find someone else like him."
Alves will start Saturdays Champions League final against Italian opposition Juventus. It could be the last time both Alves and Xavi put on a Barcelona shirt and represents the end of a trophy-laden era for the spanish giants.
Alves has won 18 honours in his time at Barcelona including two champions leagues medals, five La Liga medals and three Copa Del Ray wins.
The former Seville players stay in Spain also saw him pick up some personal honours too including being named in the FIFA World XI four times and being named La Liga’s best defender in 2009.
Alves has also made his name as a goal scoring defender too, helping out his sides attack with 20 goals in the seven season he has been at the club.