Dani Alves to Manchester City: Another example of terrible business by Barcelona


Dani Alves has been linked with a move to Manchester City and is expected to join the Sky Blues in the coming days. Astute as ever, former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola has not wasted a second to approach his former star in order to strengthen his squad this summer.

Dani Alves was allowed to leave Barcelona on a free transfer only last season. Considering his continued excellent performances for Juventus, it is obvious why Guardiola is prepared to pay a fee of €5.7 million to reunite with the veteran Brazilian full-back.

Alves' departure can only be considered as terrible business for Barcelona -- and this is certainly not the first time.

It really is baffling that, while Alves is being offered a further two years to move to the English Premier League, Barcelona are still struggling to find a worthy replacement: With stories linking the Blaugranas to Hector Bellerin or Nelson Semedo splashed all over the Catalan media on a daily basis.

We discussed why Bellerin should be the Blaugranas' priority at this point in Episode 5 of 'The Barcelona Podcast', check it out:


Don't get me wrong, I am delighted that Dani Alves has managed to extend his career beyond the Camp Nou and definitely wish him all the best for the future. However, it is obvious I would have preferred him to show this sort of performance in Barcelona instead.

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  1. Anonymous19.6.17

    Under the circumstances, Alves was primed to leave. He had not been a productive presence at Barcelona for two years. A decent season in Serie A is not a forecast for success at Manchester City. Question: Does Pep want him as much as he wanted Bravo from Barcelona?

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    1. Good question! Guardiola did trust Bravo repeteadly at Manchester City despite his poor form and constant blunders, so I would expect his attitude to be similar when/if Alves joins him at the Sky Blues.

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