Dani Alves claims Barcelona ‘went into prostitution’ in dig at hierarchy

Barcelona hero Dani Alves has hit out at the Spanish giants for their off-field management.

Brazilian star Alves won three Champions League titles as well as six La Liga crowns during his time at the Nou Camp.

The 37-year-old now plays in his home country with Sao Paulo having also impressed for PSG and Juventus in recent years.

He admits he would have stayed at Barcelona his “whole life”, though left the Catalan giants in 2016.

Barca are going through turmoil currently with president Josep Maria Bartomeu having resigned from his role at the club.

And Alves has criticised the way the outfit is run, telling RAC1: “The management – put in quotation marks – went into prostitution. Perhaps the president has been badly advised.

“For me, Barcelona have no philosophy now. They have let themselves be influenced.

"Before Barcelona had an identity, now it is a club for buying and selling. So you will have many valuable footballers, but who will not defend your philosophy.

“They are trying to change their philosophy and it is normal that there are problems. For me the club has lost their identity a little and must go through a hard process to recover it.”

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On his decision to resign, Bartomeu said: “It is a thoughtful, calm decision I have taken in consultation with my colleagues.

“After the elimination in the Champions League it would have been easy to resign. We couldn’t leave the club in the hands of a manager.

“We have been disrespected. They have insulted and threatened me, my family and the other board members.

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“It has been an honour to serve my club. Today we resign without having completed economic measures in progress, I hope that in the next few days the salary adjustment can be closed. If it’s not done, there will be serious consequences for the future of the club.

“I recognise that rebuilding the team should have been done a year ago.”

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