Barcelona defender Dani Alves delivered an emotional message to fans after helping the Catalans secure the treble this past weekend.
As reported by the Mirror, the Brazilian full-back, who is set to run out of contract at the Nou Camp at the end of this month, admitted that he's unsure just how long his dream at the club will continue for, hinting that he could be set to depart the club in the immediate future.
Alves, who is 32-years-old, is still recognised as one of the leading right-backs in world football, and has in fact been linked with a move to the Premier League in recent time.
Manchester United are seemingly interested in the Brazilian, while French outfit PSG also appear to be in the race to sign him on a free transfer in the upcoming transfer window.
One thing's for sure, if he does depart Barcelona, then he certainly won't be short of admirers, as he enters the final stages of his career.
"Thank you to all my team-mates, the staff and everyone who makes me happy at the club," the right-back, who was signed from Sevilla in 2008, opened by saying.
“I don’t know how much longer this dream will go, I don’t know if the dream is over. but I hope it’s eternal while it lasts.
“I was happy here, I’m happy here and the day I’m no longer here I’ll be happy because I am one more of you guys.”
United in need
It's certainly not surprising that Manchester United are one of the sides monitoring Alves' situation in La Liga. At the end of the day, under the Louis van Gaal regime last term, the Red Devils struggled in the right-back department, with Ecuadorian international Antonio Valencia filling the gap, despite primarily being a winger.
Flamboyant Brazilian Rafael da Silva, meanwhile, endured a torrid campaign, as he failed to maintain his fitness throughout the season.
Alves, then, would represent quite the coup for United, as they go about proving their credentials on both the domestic and European scene next term. He may well be approaching the final stages of his career, but there's no reason why he won't be a solid option for Van Gaal over the next couple of years.
Alves, too, would add a great deal of experience to the Red Devils' back-line, with the club often lacking a leader last term, with Chris Smalling stepping up late on in the campaign.
On a free, it's a deal that makes sense for United, who are most definitely in need improvement in the right-back position. It certainly looks set to be a busy summer for Alves, who has a huge decision to make over the coming months.
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