Dani Alves is 'the best full-back in the world' according to Lionel Messi

FC Barcelona

The Argentine superstar believes nobody can be compared to his Barcelona team-mate, Dani Alves.

Uncertainty yet remains over the future of Brazilian right-back Dani Alves at Barcelona, with the player having indicated he doesn't feel as highly valued as he should be at the club.

Out of contract on 30th June, whilst there's been a wealth of speculation surrounding where he'll be next season, the 32-year-old has made it clear that for now, his only thoughts are on the Champions League final this week.

After that, an announcement is expected from the player, which will reveal once and for all, what his plans are for the future. Meanwhile, Manchester United remain the strong favourites to lure Dani Alves away from the Camp Nou, for a new adventure at Old Trafford.

A key factor as to whether Dani Alves stays or leaves Barcelona, could be the influence of his current team-mates, although he has also pointed out that they shouldn't need them to do that. Instead, he believes the Catalan giants as a club, should value him more, following so many years of excellent service.

One player who is keen to see Dani Alves stay with Barcelona, rather than head elsewhere, is Lionel Messi.

Speaking with the official FC Barcelona website, the Argentine maestro explained: "He's a very complete player, the best full-back in the world I think. It's difficult to find a full-back like Dani these days, with the ability that he has, with the way he plays and with the attitude he plays every game."

Words that are backed up by the performances of Dani Alves, who has arguably enjoyed one of his best seasons with Barcelona individually, during the 2014-15 campaign. A season which could culminate in an exceptional treble of silverware, towards which he has played no small part.

Paris Saint-Germain have already declared they have no plans to move for Dani Alves, following suggestions from their manager Laurent Blanc, that the player has no real desire to leave Barcelona.

If a deal can be struck with Manchester United, then certainly, The Red Devils couldn't get a better endorsement for the qualities of Dani Alves, than from the player who is widely regarded, as the best in the world bar none.

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