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Man Crush Monday: Props to Dani Alves' full back

It’s transfer rumor time, and with every troll retweet our heart breaks a little. So for this Man Crush Monday, let’s celebrate a favorite as we’d like to remember him now: Barcelona fullback Dani Alves.

BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 21:  Neymar of Barcelona celebrates with Daniel Alves (front) as he scores their second goal during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final second leg match between FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain at Camp Nou on April 21, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)Getty Images

BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 21: Neymar of Barcelona celebrates with Daniel Alves (front) as he scores their second goal during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final second leg match between FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain at Camp Nou on April 21, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Okay, fullbacks never get enough love as it is, so let’s just take a look at Dani’s back, shall we? Yep, it’s looking pretty full.

BARCELONA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 02:  Dani Alves poses during a photocall for the Mango fashion show at '080 Barcelona Fashion Week 2015 Fall/Winter collection' on February 2, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain.  (Photo by Robert Marquardt/Getty Images)Getty Images

BARCELONA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 02: Dani Alves poses during a photocall for the Mango fashion show at '080 Barcelona Fashion Week 2015 Fall/Winter collection' on February 2, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Robert Marquardt/Getty Images)

Wait, let’s turn back around and peel away the layers of Dani Alves complexity.

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 12: Dani Alves of Brazil reacts after defeating Croatia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Brazil and Croatia at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 12, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)Getty Images

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 12: Dani Alves of Brazil reacts after defeating Croatia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Brazil and Croatia at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 12, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Ooooh, there’s a man who values beautiful cursive, and, like, math? And, oh, who am I kidding – the weight room, too!

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06:  Daniel Alves of Barcelona celebrates victory in the UEFA Champions League Semi Final match between Chelsea and Barcelona at Stamford Bridge on May 6, 2009 in London, England.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)Getty Images

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Daniel Alves of Barcelona celebrates victory in the UEFA Champions League Semi Final match between Chelsea and Barcelona at Stamford Bridge on May 6, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

But under those streamlined muscles – and, I have to mention, those penetrating blue-gray eyes – Alves has a heart of gold, too.

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MARCH 31:  Dani Alves of FC Barcelona faces the media during a press conference ahead the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match against Atletico de Madrid at Sant Joan Despi Sport Complex on March 31, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)Getty Images

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MARCH 31: Dani Alves of FC Barcelona faces the media during a press conference ahead the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match against Atletico de Madrid at Sant Joan Despi Sport Complex on March 31, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

When he’s not winning, like, all the titles in La Liga, he’s also a Special Olympics Ambassador for the Global Football program. Awwww!

So Dani, this Champions League final may be the last time we see you rocking the Barça kit over those compact little pecs.

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MARCH 31:  Dani Alves of FC Barcelona faces the media during a press conference ahead the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match against Atletico de Madrid at Sant Joan Despi Sport Complex on March 31, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)Getty Images

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MARCH 31: Dani Alves of FC Barcelona faces the media during a press conference ahead the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match against Atletico de Madrid at Sant Joan Despi Sport Complex on March 31, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

But no matter what happens after all these Manchester United rumors, just know that you’re still a champion in our hearts – and loins!

danialvesxavihernandezAlex Caparros

Man Crush Monday: Props to Dani Alves' full back

It’s transfer rumor time, and with every troll retweet our heart breaks a little. So for this Man Crush Monday, let’s celebrate a favorite as we’d like to remember him now: Barcelona fullback Dani Alves.

BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 21:  Neymar of Barcelona celebrates with Daniel Alves (front) as he scores their second goal during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final second leg match between FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain at Camp Nou on April 21, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)Getty Images

BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 21: Neymar of Barcelona celebrates with Daniel Alves (front) as he scores their second goal during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final second leg match between FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain at Camp Nou on April 21, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Okay, fullbacks never get enough love as it is, so let’s just take a look at Dani’s back, shall we? Yep, it’s looking pretty full.

BARCELONA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 02:  Dani Alves poses during a photocall for the Mango fashion show at '080 Barcelona Fashion Week 2015 Fall/Winter collection' on February 2, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain.  (Photo by Robert Marquardt/Getty Images)Getty Images

BARCELONA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 02: Dani Alves poses during a photocall for the Mango fashion show at '080 Barcelona Fashion Week 2015 Fall/Winter collection' on February 2, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Robert Marquardt/Getty Images)

Wait, let’s turn back around and peel away the layers of Dani Alves complexity.

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 12: Dani Alves of Brazil reacts after defeating Croatia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Brazil and Croatia at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 12, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)Getty Images

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 12: Dani Alves of Brazil reacts after defeating Croatia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Brazil and Croatia at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 12, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Ooooh, there’s a man who values beautiful cursive, and, like, math? And, oh, who am I kidding – the weight room, too!

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06:  Daniel Alves of Barcelona celebrates victory in the UEFA Champions League Semi Final match between Chelsea and Barcelona at Stamford Bridge on May 6, 2009 in London, England.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)Getty Images

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Daniel Alves of Barcelona celebrates victory in the UEFA Champions League Semi Final match between Chelsea and Barcelona at Stamford Bridge on May 6, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

But under those streamlined muscles – and, I have to mention, those penetrating blue-gray eyes – Alves has a heart of gold, too.

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MARCH 31:  Dani Alves of FC Barcelona faces the media during a press conference ahead the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match against Atletico de Madrid at Sant Joan Despi Sport Complex on March 31, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)Getty Images

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MARCH 31: Dani Alves of FC Barcelona faces the media during a press conference ahead the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match against Atletico de Madrid at Sant Joan Despi Sport Complex on March 31, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

When he’s not winning, like, all the titles in La Liga, he’s also a Special Olympics Ambassador for the Global Football program. Awwww!

So Dani, this Champions League final may be the last time we see you rocking the Barça kit over those compact little pecs.

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MARCH 31:  Dani Alves of FC Barcelona faces the media during a press conference ahead the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match against Atletico de Madrid at Sant Joan Despi Sport Complex on March 31, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)Getty Images

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MARCH 31: Dani Alves of FC Barcelona faces the media during a press conference ahead the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match against Atletico de Madrid at Sant Joan Despi Sport Complex on March 31, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

But no matter what happens after all these Manchester United rumors, just know that you’re still a champion in our hearts – and loins!

danialvesxavihernandezAlex Caparros

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