BARCELONA, SPAIN - MARCH 19: Daniel Alves of Barcelona celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Getafe at Camp Nou on March 19, 2011 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images)
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Brazilian right back Dani Alves has just agreed to sign a contract extension with Barcelona, according to a statement on the club's official website. Alves, 27, joined the Catalans in 2008 from Sevilla for a fee believed to as been as high at £30M, and his contract had originally been due to expire following the 2011/12 season. The impending end of Alves' contract had become a bit of a problem for Barcelona, as the defender had apparently rejected an extension offer earlier in this year and was subsequently linked with a move to Manchester City.
Apparently talks of negotiations collapsing were off the mark (surprise!) and Alves has now agreed to an extension through the end of the 2014/15 season. And really, who can blame him? He'll be getting paid plenty of money to play on one of the greatest teams ever seen - living like a god in Barcelona sounds much better to us than being a slightly richer one in Manchester. The signing itself will take place on Wednesday.