Alves offered to give Abidal his liver

Monaco defender Eric Abidal has revealed his former Barcelona team-mate Daniel Alves offered to donate his liver to him.

Abidal, 34, underwent a liver transplant in April and left Barcelona in the summer after the Catalans decided not to renew his contract.

Speaking to Catalunya Radio, Abidal revealed:

My relationship with Dani goes much further than him taking my old No.22 shirt.

When I had to undergo surgery, he offered to donate his liver. Of course, it’s completely out of the question because he is a professional footballer.

Our relationship goes much deeper than friendship.

– Monaco defender Eric Abidal