As per MARCA, Catalan giants are set to extend the agreement of virtuoso defender Dani Alves by another year.
Alves signed for Barca on a free transfer in November previous year, following his contract with Sao Paulo had expired. Whilst he arrived days after the appointment of Xavi Hernandez as manager, he was not able to make his second debut for Barca till January.
After his registration was successful during the winter transfer window, he made an immediate aftermath, already fetching up a goal and two assists from just 3 La Liga features, whilst he has also created plethora of goal-scoring opportunities.
Despite his age, Alves has proven that still he is in very good shape physically and can play at this level for longer. Plus, he was also able to bring a lot of value and experience to the club.
Alves had signed an agreement with FC Barcelona which would lapse at the end of the proceeding campaign. The deal has a service that would permit the club to extend his stay by another year and the Brazilian has shown a lot to assure the hierarchy to opt that option.
Furthermore, another reason for Barcelona and Xavi concluding to keep Alves for longer is that he has shown a great potential to play as an inverted full-back.
Alves, too, is eager to continuing at Camp Nou as he anticipates to keep playing at the highest level in order to stay in the best shape plausibly for the forthcoming FIFA World Cup later this year.