Agent reveals Dani Alves has rejected Barcelona contract renewal

Dani Alves

Dinorah Santana has outlined the details of contract negotiations with Barcelona, and why the terms have been rejected by Dani Alves.

The agent and ex-wife of Barcelona star, Dani Alves, called a press conference on Thursday evening, to recount her view on negotiations with the club, plus final talks which took place on Wednesday.

In comments recorded by Diario Gol and translated by HITC, Dinorah Santana opened with the brief explanation: "We've been waiting for a year now. We were told we would have to wait until after the match against Real Madrid and we haven't reached an agreement."

After that somewhat blunt announcement, declaring the offer from Barcelona has been rejected, Santana then listed the impressive list of honours Dani Alves has won with the club, pointing out that "only Lionel Messi is ahead" of the Brazilian right-back, when it comes to winner's medals.

"He has a firm offer of three seasons, with a salary which is superior to his current contract, along with progressive raises and a signing bonus." Santana then highlighted, but without naming which other club has made that offer, whilst acknowledging: "Barça told us they could never match the same figure and we understood that, because they're figures from another club and now one where he's spent the last seven years."

In terms of the details of what she and Dani Alves had asked from Barcelona, Santana recounted with specific information, explaining:

"We offered 1+1+1 and we've asked to talk about a contract of three years, or 2+1 years, conditional on him playing at least 60% of games.

"Yesterday, in the last meeting, we made our stance very clear: they (Barcelona) had to guarantee two years, without us asking for a signing bonus, nor any raises.

"This morning I received an informal proposal, which accepted three years, but playing less than 60%, and for me that's not three years, but more like one, because if he's sat on the bench he might as well be out on the street."

Santana firmly made it clear that for herself and Dani Alves: "This is very tough and very sad, reaching April and having waited all this time for Barça, then not having an agreement."

Clear that there is apparently no point resuming any further negotiations with Barcelona, Santana noted: "From here I'll do my job, but I will not discuss that any further." Again refusing to name the other clubs with whom she's held talks.

Admitting the level of frustration felt by Dani Alves himself, Santana acknowledged: "He was expecting better. Dani is feeling very sad. He wanted to stay, but under good and reasonable conditions, not such low ones."

French outfit Paris Saint Germain declared recently they weren't interested in signing Dani Alves, as club president Nasser Al-Khelaïfi refuted claims from Mundo Deportivo that a deal had been struck, despite continued speculation in media outlets throughout Europe.

Per the Mirror, it is believed Manchester United are now in pole position to land Alves' signature, whilst Metro claim a deal is in place with Liverpool.

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