- Dani Alves has expressed displeasure towards the treatment Barcelona meted out to him
- The Brazilian revealed he offered them a chance to re-sign him but squandered it
- Alves claims they were not bold enough to admit they were wrong to allow him to leave in the first place
Brazil legend Dani Alves has lashed out at the Barcelona board for their role in his exit from Camp Nou in 2016.
The 37-year-old walked away from the Nou Camp after the expiration of his deal and join Juventus as a free agent.
He spent just one season at the Allianz Stadium and helped them reach the Champions League final having already won the Serie A and the Coppa Italia titles.
However, he failed to win fourth career UCL trophy following their 4-1 defeat to Real Madrid in June 2017.
Alves, after leaving the Turin-based club a year after joining them revealed he gave the Catalans the chance to re-sign him but the club failed to admit they were wrong to let him leave as reported by Daily Mail. He added that the board refused to offer him a new deal, the Veteran told RAC 1.
"I offered myself to Barca to come back. I went to Juve to prove I was still at a good level. I wanted to return to Barca and they needed me, but they didn't have the balls to admit that they were wrong with me.
"If they had treated me as I thought I deserved, today I would still continue playing for Barca. I love this club."
Alves joined Paris Saint Germain afterwards and won a total of six titles in just two seasons before heading back to play for his boyhood club Sao Paulo in 2019.
The 37-year-old remains the captain of the Brazilian national team where he has recorded eight goals in 118 appearances across competitions.
In another news, Dani Alves has offered words of advice to the new Barcelona right-back Sergino Dest. He urged him to pass to Messi if he must really succeed at the Camp Nou.
"If I have to give Dest advice, it's very simple: pass the ball to Messi. Sergino Dest has a lot of quality and has a chance of succeeding at Barca, but I don't like to make comparisons. It happened to me with Cafu...they don't make sense."
The United States Men's National Team star joined the Catalans in the summer from Dutch side Ajax.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Lionel Messi may not accept a wage cut according to terms in his contract with Barcelona, reports claim.
The club will need to avoid going bankrupt and have an income surplus of €300million before the end of 2020.
Barca are determined to reduce their massive wage bill with Messi being the highest-paid €50m and the world's best-paid.
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