The Brazilian full-back is a wanted man. His former manager, Pep Guardiola, wants him at Etihad and the player has made the first step towards a reunion.Written by Cosmin Mihalescu. June 20, 2017.
Manchester City are looking for solutions to fill in their vacancies in the squad. The most sensible role right now is the that of full-backs, after the departures of Gael Clichy, Bacary Sagna and Pablo Zabaleta.
City has long been linked with moves for Kyle Walker and Benjamin Mendy, but neither of those has turned into anything concrete yet. For this reason, Guardiola is exploring other options. And his former pupil at Barcelona, Dani Alves has become a top priority.Kane: Spurs out of excuses after shock Carabao Cup exit Andrew Smyth – Harry Kane concedes that Tottenham only have themselves to blame following a shock Carabao Cup exit at the hands of Colchester United.
The Brazilian right-back still has one year left on his contract with Juventus, but he doesn’t seem to eager to fulfil that deal. According to the Italian press, the player’s agents had a meeting with Juventus executives to discuss the possibility of ending Alves’ contract.
Besides Manchester City, Chelsea are also reportedly interested in the services of the 34-year-old. And being a free agent would allow him to get a better deal than if any interested club would also have to pay a transfer fee.
Juventus were looking to get around €5m for their player, but reports suggest that they will not make it hard for Alves to leave Italy and will eventually agree to end his contract. The former Sevilla and Barcelona man played 32 matches for Juventus last season in all competitions, scoring six goals and providing six assists along the way. He has helped Max Allegri’s side to win the Scudetto for the sixth year in a row and also to reach their second Champions League final in three years.