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If they need me, they only have to call- Dani Alves open to return to Camp Nou.

Dani Alves believes he would return to Barcelona in a heartbeat, assuring the club that if they came knocking for his services again, he would be ready to answer the call.

The Brazil international is currently without a club after his contract with Sao Paulo was terminated last month due to a rights dispute. He spent eight successful seasons at Camp Nou.

Barca are now in mid-table in La Liga after a difficult start to the season, but Alves believes that if he can make a great comeback, he can assist mould their youthful squad.

What's been said so far?

"To claim that Barca needs me now would seem very opportunistic," the veteran defender, who left in 2016, told Sport. "I always claimed that I left because things were not as I expected them to be.

"You'll never want to witness everything that's happened since I left. I've stated that if Barca needs or wants me, I will be available to them regardless of where I am. I have an unhealthy amount of affection, love, and respect for this team.

"Barca just has to call me if they believe they require my services. I still believe I can contribute anywhere, but I believe I can make a bigger difference at Barca because of the number of young players they have currently."

Alves considers the future.

Following stints with Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain, the 38-year-career old's at Sao Paulo came to an abrupt end just weeks after the right-back won Olympic gold in Tokyo 2020.

"I always search for a club that lets me to compete with the greats, fight for titles, and be decisive wherever I am," he says, adding that he has no intentions to retire and expects to remain at the top level.

"I can't think of a scenario that isn't this." This is why I chose Sevilla, Barcelona, and all of the other towns I visited. Wherever I go, I want to bring a winning, fighting, and conscious mentality."

The bigger picture

Regardless of Alves' future, Barca can look to rescue their season when they face Valencia upon their return from the international break this weekend.

Koeman's side - who lost Lionel Messi during the off-season amid financial struggles - have failed to click this term and look like they could be out of the title race in La Liga already.

Any failure to qualify for Europe would spell disaster at Camp Nou, highlighting the magnitude of the task at hand.

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