FC Barcelona veteran Dani Alves has sent a clear message to Ousmane Dembele who was unable to secure an exit in the January transfer window.
There were a lot reports claiming that Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea were keen on the French winger on the final day of the transfer window.
Dembele opted to remain at the Camp Nou and only has five months left on his current deal, which could see him leave the club for free at the end of the season.
Alves, however, has urged the 2018 World Cup winner to honour the badge even with his future undecided.
“This kind of thing happens in football, but as long as he stays at Barca, he has to defend the shirt," Alves told Movistar.
"If it goes until the end of the season, then look, but there are still five months left.
"You have to take advantage of being here. You have to be smart about the situation. We have to think intelligently and take advantage of the fact that we have the player.
"We need unity of the entire dressing room. You have to create a healthy environment of positivity, in which there are no bad vibes.
"If everyone contributes their own, Barca will come back. That is everyone's goal."
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