Former Barcelona defender Dani Alves has warned the membership to not lose sight of their “philosophy” throughout a summer time of heavy spending.
The Catalan membership have spent north of €100 million on switch charges this summer time regardless of a have to stability their books forward of the upcoming La Liga marketing campaign.
Alves, who left the membership at the top of final season and can play in opposition to Xavi’s aspect in a pre-season match on the Camp Nou for Mexican PUMAS, gave his ideas on the membership’s switch dealings this summer time.
“The market is strange because of all these things that Barca have done,” stated the 39-year-old.
“Barca have adapted to the market, which is crazy, because they have done the same as other clubs. They must not lose their philosophy, that is what has made them great.”
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The Brazilian additionally opened up on his departure from the Camp Nou this summer time after taking part in an important position of their quest for Champions League soccer final time period.
“I already knew the situation and that my contract was for six months,” Alves added.
“They spent a month without deciding, I wish I had known about it before so I could say goodbye, hug people. I only had the opportunity to say ‘hello’, and not to say goodbye. I thank Barcelona because now I can say goodbye.”
Barcelona face PUMAS within the Joan Gamper Trophy as they wrap up their preparations forward of their La Liga opener at residence to Rayo Vallecano subsequent weekend.