Former FC Barcelona star Dani Alves has warned Lionel Messi against leaving the club at the end of the season.
The Argentine's future remains a hot topic as his current contract expires at the end of the campaign, with a decision on his future only expected in the off-season.
There have been reports that Paris Saint-Germain have already offered the six-time Ballon d'Or winner a massive contract, while, according to Deportes Cuatro, the Catalan giants have tabled a new 10-year deal for their player.
Alves has now warned his former teammate not to make the same mistake he did when he left the Camp Nou in 2016.
"I have said to Messi several times: he was born to be a Barcelona player and Barcelona were born to be his club," Alves told The Guardian.
"He has given me advice before so I can do the same to him. Once he told me to stay in Barcelona because there wasn't any place that was better. ‘'Where will you be happier?' he asked me. So I stayed.
"Now I have reminded him of that conversation and that a good friend (him) advised me that Barcelona is the best place ever. I haven't had an answer from him yet but when you leave Barcelona, you realise how good it is. All the players, and I mean everyone, who has left Barcelona have been sorry. All of them regret leaving, irrespective of the reason.
"When I left the club, I just wanted to show my value to get back. But, unfortunately, the same people who were against me when I was at the club stayed there. I showed that I was able to play for Barcelona for another 10 years. I tried to go back to Barcelona. I wanted to go back to Barcelona. I played to go back to Barcelona, but they didn't want me anymore."
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