The Brazilian, who played for the Blaugrana for eight seasons, departed Sao Paulo last month and revealed that he would accept going back to Camp Nou.
admitted that he would love to go back toBarcelona
, informing the club that he is ready to answer the call should they ask for his services.
The Brazilian, who featured for the Catalans for eight seasons, is without a club now after his contract was terminated with Sao Paulo over a rights dispute.
Barcelona are sitting in the middle of the La Liga table as they got off on the wrong foot this season, but the Brazil international is confident he can shape Barca’s young squad with his return.
It would sound very opportunistic to say that Barca need me now,"
the veteran defender, who left in 2016, told
"I always said that I left because I saw things were not the way I thought they should be.
"You never want to see everything that [has] ended up happening since I left. I've said that when Barca need me and want me, I would be at their disposal regardless of where I am. The affection, love and respect I have for this club is too much.
"If Barca think they need me, they just have to call me. I still think I can contribute anywhere, but more at Barca because of the number of young players that they have now."
The 38-year-old is not thinking of hanging up his boots and plans to continue playing at the top level, adding:
"I always look for a club that allows me to compete with the greats, fight for titles and be decisive wherever I am.
"I do not consider another scenario that is not this. It was for this reason that I chose Sevilla, Barcelona, and all the places where I went. I want to bring a winning, fighting and conscious mentality wherever I go."
Notwithstanding what Alves’ future will be, Barca can seal their season when they return from the international break to go against Valencia this weekend. Ronald Koeman’s side, who could not register Lionel Messi in the summer, have not started the season on the right foot and may be out of the title race already.
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