Two Champions League and four La Liga titles sit among a wealth of honours that Dani Alves has won with Barcelona, not to mention further silverware earned at club level with Sevilla and on international duty with Brazil.
He may be 31 and a section of Barca supporters might tell you that his star is on the wane; however, Alves still represents a very attractive proposition in the summer's transfer window.
From Barcelona's perspective, it could be a good time to sell. Alves is about to enter the final 12 months of his contract at Camp Nou, Martin Montoya is snapping at his heels, and he has a market value which has diminished from €36 million to €18 million over the last two years.
For a buying club the positives are thus: a highly experienced player who still has a couple of seasons left playing at the highest level. He might have lost some of his explosive pace over the last three or four years, but Alves still offers a great deal in attack as well as defence.
He's a truly world-class player who might be made available this summer.
Linked with Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Manchester City on Skysports.com, Alves told Spanish radio station RAC1 (h/t Insidespanishfootball.com) this week:
It takes a lot to get to Barcelona and whoever it hurts saying this, I'm still a part of the history of this club. We need energy, that’s what motivates me, even though I'm happy here and always have been. I've always been that way.”
I really believe in energy. I live for this energy and if negative energy begins to show, then things don’t flow. If that energy doesn't change, I'm sure I'll go, because I'll be tired of it. For me to stay this summer, there has to be a change of energy.