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Alves ready for a return to Barcelona

International Edition By: Ayodeji Tunde | 24/04/2018

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Brazilian defender, Dani Alves seems to have satisfied his curiosity outside Nou Camp and has now declared that he would agree to a return to Barcelona if the club contacts him even by ‘tomorrow’.

Alves left Barcelona for Italian champions Juventus in 2016 after winning 23 titles at Camp Nou.

The full-back joined Ligue 1 powerhouse PSG in 2017 but the 34-year-old refused to rule out a Barca comeback, despite the circumstances behind his departure.

"Barcelona is my home," he told Globo TV. "It's impossible to say that I wouldn't return.

"I would come back tomorrow if Barcelona were to call me."

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Alves, who has helped PSG to Ligue 1 and Coupe de la Ligue glory this season as the French champions seek a domestic treble, added: "If I were to say that I didn't leave there feeling hurt then I'd be lying.

"I left hurt because I think I fought hard to create a great history at Barcelona. I left with 23 titles in eight years.

"I finished up giving them more great results and then they ended it without respecting my story.

"They wanted me to have a farewell and I told them no, because I consider that place my eternal home and when a place is considered your home you don't have to say goodbye.

"What's the point in a farewell if you're going to come back?"

It is yet to be seen if Barcelona will have any interest in re-signing the aging defender.
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