It has been more than five years that Dani alves he packed his bags, but Barça continued to have been able to fill the gap left on the right side. Neither Douglas, neither Montoya, neither Semedo, neither Aleix Vidal, neither Sergi Roberto neither Wague nor, for now, Dest they have managed to make the Brazilian forget. Emerson, the last to arrive, left after having played just three moments. In the end the new Alves will be …. Alves.
Xavi has given the OK to the return of the Brazilian side, as has advanced ‘Sport’. At 38, he was without a team after terminating his contract with Sao Paulo. Beyond what he can contribute on the field, the coach values the leadership and experience he can bring to a dressing room full of young talents such as Pedri or Eric García, whom he faced in the Olympic final last summer. Also their ability to generate a good group atmosphere.
“Dani Alves is helping the club in many ways, and he also offered us his help from a sporting perspective,” Joan Laporta commented at Xavi’s presentation on Monday. The defender, who wants to keep playing to get to the next Qatar World Cup, had ruled out other offers prioritizing his return to the Camp Nou.
His arrival, which is not yet official, will not be imminent, but will occur as soon as the winter transfer window opens, that is, it would not debut until January. Alves will have a very low salary, he will play practically free, which will facilitate his fit into the tight financial ‘fair play’ available to the Barça club.
Alves will therefore be the first of the three reinforcements that Barça is looking for in the winter market. Three assignments or, in this case, with the extremely low salary.