By Ollie Irish
Serial shit-stirrer Johan Cruyff says Barcelona would be nuts not to consider selling Dani Alves to Manchester City.
Alves is contracted at Barca until the summer of 2012 but is stalling on a contract extension as Barca refuse to meet his hefty wage demands.
“Barcelona are a sensational team with or without (Dani) Alves,” Cruyff told El Periodico Catalunya.
“Is it better to have him with us (Barcelona)? Sure. However, if Manchester City’s offer is for real it may be better to sell him rather than wait for his contract to end and then he will be free to leave.
“When a club like Manchester City comes along and breaks all the salary barriers like never before there isn’t much you can do. It doesn’t matter whether it is fair or not. That’s the way it is.
“It’s exactly the same as (Yaya) Toure. The coach (Pep Guardiola) wants Alves to stay, as he did with Toure – but what cannot be, cannot be.”
Cruyff has a point, no?