Dani Alves has not ruled out a return to Barcelona in the future – if he receives a call from his former club.
Speaking to Brazilian broadcaster Globo TV, Alves explained the circumstances behind his departure from Camp Nou two years ago: “Barça is my home. It’s impossible to say that I wouldn’t go back; I’ll go back tomorrow if they call me. If I was to say that I wasn’t hurting when I left, I’d be lying. It was painful when I left because I think that I contributed a lot to build a great history at Barcelona with results that maybe even the club never imagined."
Alves: "If you consider somewhere home, there's no need to say goodbye"
“I left with 23 titles in eight years. I gave them good results and they ended up not respecting my history. So much so that when I left they suggested a send-off and I said no, because for me that will always be my eternal home and if you consider somewhere to be home, then you have no reason to say goodbye. How was there going to be a send-off if you’re going to go back?”
Alves left Barcelona for Juventus in 2016, where he scored five times in 33 games. The following summer, he joined his compatriot Neymar at PSG, where he has played 39 games this season and also scored five times for the Ligue 1 champions.