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Dani Alves fires a warning to PSG over his future

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A soon to be free agent Dani Alves has warned Paris Saint-Germain that he needs to play for a team that knows how to achieve their aims.

Alves joined PSG in 2017 on a free transfer after ending a one-year stay at Juventus by having his contract terminated by mutual consent.

The 36-year-old full-back has since formed a key part of the squad, with 73 appearances to his name in all competitions. He’s also provided eight goals and 18 assists along the way.

Back-to-back Ligue 1 titles, a Coupe de France, Coupe de la Ligue 1 and a Trophee des Champions have all come Alves’ way in France.

But the three-time Champions League winner could not help PSG progress any further than the last-16 stage of the tournament. He also missed most of the opening half of last season because of a cruciate ligament injury.

While Alves returned in time to help PSG to another league crown, however, the club still fell to a shock Coupe de France final to Rennes.

And now Alves is contemplating his future as his current contract will expire this month. However, PSG are reluctant to offer him an extension of more than a year at 36 years old.

It turns out, though, that Alves may not even want to stick around at a club he’s not sure can achieve what they set out to do.

“I’m passionate about the people of PSG, the people who care and are part of the club,” he told Sport.

“But sportingly speaking we did not get the results we expected and I need a team that really knows how to compete for what we aspire to achieve.

“Now I’m focused on the national team, having a great Copa America and then I can decide my future and where I’m going, if I stay or leave.

“Right now I don’t know what will happen. My future will depend on the proposal made to me.”

Alves played the full 90 minutes on Friday to help Brazil beat Bolivia 3-0 in their Copa America opener.

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – JUNE 14: Dani Alves of Brazil and Alejandro Chumacero of Bolivia go for a header during the Copa America Brazil 2019 group A match between Brazil and Bolivia at Morumbi Stadium on June 14, 2019 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)