Agent expecting Barcelona exit for Manchester City-linked Dani Alves

Dani Alves

The Barcelona defender looks set to leave the Nou Camp at the end of the season.

Manchester City have been linked with Dani Alves by the Daily Star in the recent past and comments from his agent to Cadena SER suggest that their pursuit of the Barcelona full-back has been offered a boost.

The Brazilian’s representative has confirmed the defender is set to leave the Catalan club in the summer, with his current deal set to expire at the end of the season.

The Spanish giants have so far failed to offer the 31-year-old fresh terms to extend his stay at the Nou Camp, meaning he is free to negotiate a free transfer to another club.

Now, his agent Dinorah Santana has said that he will begin that search for a new employer.

"They [Barcelona] haven't contacted us," Santana told Cadena SER.

"I interpret that silence to mean they don't want Dani Alves, so we will begin searching for a new club.”

Alves’ availability on a free transfer will alert a number of clubs across Europe, with him still being one of the best right-backs in the world, with a wealth of experience under his belt.

Arch-rivals Manchester City and Manchester United were credited with holding an interest in his signature back in October last year, with the Mirror claiming Alves would prefer a move to City.

Now, his agent has emphasised how his client has acted professionally throughout his stay at the club, but he will not wait for Barcelona to make a decision on whether to offer him a new contract or not.

"We won't wait for Barcelona,” added Santana.

“They have to take the plunge. Alves has spent seven years here and he has behaved like a professional at all times. Barcelona have not had a sporting director for a month and Alves is free to negotiate with any club."

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