ALVES WANTS MESSI TO RETURN FAVOUR

Brazilian international Dani Alves has hinted that he expects former Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi to return the favour. Dani Alves made this known in an interview with The Guardian while talking about the future of Messi at Barcelona.

Dani Alves revealed that Messi advised him to stay at Barcelona and that he's also in a position to do likewise for him. The fullback is optimistic that Messi would return the favour by also listening to his own advice for the petite Argentine player to commit his future to the Catalan giants. Dani Alves was advised by Messi to stay at Barcelona and he heeded the advice from the six-time Ballon d'Or winner.

Alves and Messi enjoyed a very good football relationship and they won several trophies together at the club.

MESSI BELONGS TO BARCELONA - ALVES

Sao Paulo star Dani Alves has delighted Barcelona fans after the Brazilian national team player revealed in a recent interview monitored by renowned media outlet Goal that he has told Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi that he belongs to the Catalan club.

Messi has been the subject of transfer speculation in recent months due to the fact that his contract expires this summer. During the former presidential regime of Josep Maria Bartomeu, the petite Argentine magician tried to leave the club but last summer when he had one year to run but was unable to get his wish.

RICHARDS COMPARES TRENT TO ALVES

Ex-Premier League defender Micah Richards has compared the qualities of Liverpool player Trent Alexandre-Arnold to that of Sao Paulo player Dani Alves. Dani Alves is widely regarded as the best right-back of his generation and Richards believes that Trent has similar qualities with the Brazilian.
Richards played for Manchester City and Aston Villa in the Premier League before he retired as a professional footballer. The ex-England international is now a football pundit. He talked about Dani Alves and Trent while he was on Sky Sports earlier this month.

Ex-Fiorentina and Villa player Richards spoke in glowing terms about Trent shortly after his performance against Arsenal in the first week of this month. According to him, the focus should be on his attacking performance rather than his defensive performance.

DANI ALVES OWED $15m BY CLUB

Brazilian club Sao Paulo is indebted to one of their players due to unpaid image rights according to the latest reports emanating from the Brazilian football scene. Dani Alves is an experienced fullback who plays for Sao Paulo in the Brazilian Serie A and he's being owed by the club according to football director Carlos Belmonte. Dani Alves is being owed to the tune of $15m in unpaid image rights for last year as revealed by the Sao Paulo football director Belmonte. The Sao Paulo official talked about Dani Alves and the unpaid image rights in a chat with Radio Bandeiranteslast week. According to Belmonte, Sao Paulo are hopeful that Dani Alves will stay at the club beyond his current contract despite the huge sum owed him by the Brazilian top flight club.

DANI ALVES: INTERNATIONAL CAREER EXPOSED

Veteran Sao Paulo defender Dani Alves is undoubtedly one of the best right-backs of his generation having played with distinction for clubs in Europe and South America. Dani Alves started his career as a professional footballer at Bahia in his native Brazil before he left South America for European football. Spanish La Liga giants Sevilla were the first team for Dani Alves in European football. The longest period of his club career was spent at the Nou Camp in the colours of Barcelona. Dani Alves has played for six teams throughout his career. Apart from Bahia, Sevilla, Sao Paulo and Barcelona, Dani Alves has also played for Italian Serie A champions Juventus and French Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG).

MARCELO EMULATES COMPATRIOT IN LEAGUE WIN

Real Madrid left-back Marcelo was the first choice at the club for over a decade until the arrival of Ferland Mendy from Lyon in the top flight of French club football. Lyon sold Mendy to Real Madrid for a lot of money at the start of last season and he has been the favoured choice at left-back ahead of Marcelo. The Brazilian player didn't help himself with his poor defensive displays for his team.


Marcelo has always been an attacking fullback at Real Madrid over the years but his poor defensive displays didn't become prominent until the past few years. Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has a lot of injuries to contend with and this led him to start Brazilian international Marcelo in midfield during the 2-0 win at home to Getafe in their La Liga clash earlier this week.

ALVES LINKED WITH SEVILLA RETURN

Brazilian defender Dani Alves has been linked with a sensational return to Spanish La Liga side Sevilla. The rumours of a move back to Sevilla for Daniel Alves was fuelled after the player took to his official Twitter handle earlier this month to tease fans. Dani Alves posted of himself with the caption that suggested that he's returning home to Sevilla.


Dani Alves plays his club football for Sao Paulo in his native Brazil at the moment and his post suggested that a move back to Sevilla is on the horizon but that was not the case.

JAMES TARVENIER TALKS UP DANI ALVES AND MARCELO INSPIRATION

Rangers defender James Tarvenier has opened up on his admiration for some legends of football, Marcelo and Dani Alves, admitting that he admires the duo and is trying to pattern his playing style to that of the former and current football stars.


The Rangers captain has been in spectacular form this season as he has been scoring goals for fun and registering assists even though he is just a right-back. He has been sensational for Rangers this season and is particularly one of the many players who have massively improved the club as they push towards a league title win this season.

LEICESTER DEFENDER DRAWS COMPARISON WITH ALVES

Leicester City defender James Justin has played at left-back and at right-back for the Foxes this season to show his versatility thus receiving high praise from his former manager at Luton Town, Nathan Jones. Nathan Jones was the manager at Luton Town while James Justin played for the club from 2016 till 2019.

He told TalkSports that James Justin has surpassed expectations at Leicester City as he compared him to Brazilian fullback Dani Alves. According to Nathan Jones, James Justin is in the mould of fullbacks like Dani Alves and Jordi Alba.

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