Barcelona have announced the signing of Dani Alves until the end of the current season.
According to the club’s website “FC Barcelona and Dani Alves have reached an agreement in principle for the player to join the football first team for the remainder of the current season. The Brazilian will be joining training from next week but will not be able to play until January”.
‘The club will announce the full details at his official presentation as a new FC Barcelona player’.
Sources explain that Xavi values Alves’ experience and leadership and believes he would be a positive influence on the dressing room.
Alves would provide competition for the young right-backs at the club, Sergino Dest and Oscar Mingueza, but would also be able to help them develop. He could also play further forward, with Xavi keen to play with two wingers.
Alves joined Barca from Sevilla in 2008 and won 23 trophies with the club before leaving for Juventus in 2016.
He later had a spell with Paris Saint-Germain before returning to Brazil in 2019, spending two years with Sao Paulo.
With the World Cup around the corner in Qatar next year, Alves, who won an Olympic gold medal with his country this past summer, is keen to find top-level football in a bid to make Tite’s squad for the tournament.
Alves won 23 titles at FC Barcelona: 6 Ligas, 4 Copas del Rey, 3 Champions League, 3 Club World Cups, 3 Spanish Super Cups and 4 European Super Cups.