sport news Dani Alves urges Lionel Messi to stay at Barcelona

Dani Alves urges Lionel Messi to stay at Barcelona and insists his former team mate would regret leaving the Nou Camp just as he did when he departed for Juventus in 2016 The Barcelona legend is out of contract this summer and could leave for free  Messi has been linked with moves to Manchester City and Paris-Saint Germain Dani Alves claims every player that leaves Barca comes to regret their decision  Alves says he tried for TEN years to get back to Barca but 'they didn't want him' 

By Kwame Boakye For Mailonline

Published: 11:23 BST, 1 May 2021 | Updated: 11:23 BST, 1 May 2021

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Dani Alves has urged Lionel Messi not to leave Barcelona, with the Brazilian insisting that he would come to regret leaving.  

Messi is out of contract this summer and speculation regarding his future continues to gather pace as the season draws to a close.

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However, Barca remain confident that the Argentine star will remain in Catalonia and Alves is convinced that would be best for all parties. 

Dani Alves (right) has urged his former team mate Lionel Messi (left) to stay at Barcelona

Dani Alves (right) has urged his former team mate Lionel Messi (left) to stay at Barcelona 

Messi is out of contract this summer and his future has been the subject of much speculation

Messi is out of contract this summer and his future has been the subject of much speculation

The 37-year-old spent eight years at the Nou Camp and doesn't want Messi to experience the same regrets he had upon leaving for Juventus in 2016. 

'I have said to Messi several times: he was born to be a Barcelona player and Barcelona were born to be his club,' Alves told the Guardian. 

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