Barcelona defender wants to a new short-term contract extension

Dani Alves of FC Barcelona controls the ball during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and RD Mallorca at Camp Nou Stadium on May 1, 2022 in Barcelona, Spain.

Dani Alves has reportedly requested Barcelona for a short-term contract extension, with his current deal expiring at the end of the season.

According to GOAL, Barcelona defender Dani Alves is seeking a new contract from the club as his current deal stands to run out at the end of the next month.

Alves enjoyed a successful stint at Barcelona between 2008 and 2016 before leaving the club on a free transfer. The Brazilian had stints at Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and Sao Paulo before returning to Camp Nou in November last year, signing on a Bosman deal when his contract with Sao Paulo ran down.

Alves was successfully registered as a Barcelona player in January, and has been a regular presence in the side ever since, playing an important part in the Catalans securing a second-place finish in La Liga. However, he did not play a part in the club’s UEFA Europa League campaign as he was not registered for the competition.

Nevertheless, Alves has proven his worth to the side and, with his current contract expiring in June, has asked Barcelona to offer him a new short-term extension.

It is claimed that Alves is keen on making the Brazil squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar later this year and believes that staying at Camp Nou would be his best chance of making Tite’s roster for the competition. So, he has now requested the Blaugrana for an extension, at least until the end of the year.

Upon returning to Camp Nou in November last year, Alves had signed a contract worth €100,000 per week salary, along with a bonus of €3 million if he played more than 60% of the matches Barcelona were involved in following his comeback. Having featured in 16 out of the 22 matches he has been eligible for, the 39-year-old will be pocketing the bonus.

The new deal, should it be sanctioned, is likely to see Alves earn similar wages and would last until the end of the year. 

At that point, the veteran star will again sit down with Barcelona and discuss whether they continue the partnership until the end of the 2022/23 campaign or if he moves on in the winter. For now, though, it looks like Alves is set to continue at Camp Nou at least until December 2022.

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