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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