FC Barcelona defender Dani Alves is the subject of big racism controversy recently and now, it is being reported that the Brazilian is close to signing for a French club PSG.
French newspaper L’Equipe claim that the Ligue 1 champions will table a bid for the Barcelona defender during the off-season, and are confident they can sign their man.
The paper believes that the 30-year-old is ‘increasingly receptive to the idea of moving to Paris’.The 30-year-old has long been regarded as one of the best right-backs in European football, but has suffered a dip in form in what has been a disappointing season for Barcelona.
The 30-year-old Alves has only one year left on his contract at the Catalan giants, per UEFA, and rumours have been circulating that he may be on his way out of the Nou Camp.
These rumours were briefly put on hold when Barcelona received a 14-month transfer ban, which would have seen them not allowed to buy or sell players this summer.
It now seems that the French champions-elect will look to bring Alvesto Paris, and he could certainly be keen to go after Barcelona’s disappointing season, which will likely see them end the term without a trophy.
With the Blaugrana suffering a disappointing campaign this term, the right-back could be keen on winning more trophies in the French capital, and joining international teammates Thiago Silva and Lucas Moura.
Luis Suárez joins anti-racism calls after Dani Alves banana incident
The Barcelona defender Dani Alves has sparked a social media campaign against racism in football as support flooded in from fellow professionals for his decision to eat at banana thrown at him by an opposition fan.
Luis Suárez, Neymar, Hulk, Mario Balotelli and Sergio Agüero were among those who posted pictures of themselves taking bites out of bananas in tribute to Alves’ actions in his side’s La Liga match atVillarreal on Sunday.
The Fifa president Sepp Blatter has branded the abuse directed at Alves an “outrage” and promised zero tolerance towards discrimination at the World Cup, while Villarreal took swift action by identifying the culprit and handing them a lifetime stadium ban.
Alves’ response to the banana being thrown on to the pitch in front of him as he prepared to take a corner was to nonchalantly pick it up, peel it and take a bite before continuing with the game. The 30-year-old, who has been the victim of racist abuse before during his time in La Liga, said: “You need to take these situations with a dose of humour.”
Players across Europe paid homage on Twitter and Instagram, including Suárez, who served an eight-match ban for racially abusing Patrice Evra.