Published: Tue, June 20, 2017
Culture | By Ray Hoffman

Dani Alves set to join Manchester City in £5m deal from Juventus

Dani Alves set to join Manchester City in £5m deal from Juventus

Alves was a key figure during Guardiola's tenure as Barcelona tactician between 2008 and 2012, and the Spaniard is thought to be keen to reunite with his former player.

He helped them reach the Champions League Final, win the Scudetto and Coppa Italia with six goals and seven assists in 33 competitive games.

And if Alves is suddenly available on a free instead of the mooted £5 million price-tag, he will become an even more appealing option for top clubs.

The Brazil global right-back may be 34 year of age, but the former Sevilla is still at the top of his game and was a massive success at Juventus during the 2016-17 season.

Manchester City are in the process of hammering out a fee with Juventus for Dani Alves after agreeing terms with the player.

Reports in England suggest that Manchester City and Chelsea are the biggest candidates to land Alves.

During their time together at Camp Nou, Alves and Pep won 14 major titles including three La Liga titles and two Champions League trophies.

Yes, while in Sevilla he would have been geographically closer to Manchester than he was to the Spanish city when he was in Brazil, the two clubs never crossed paths. I still hope I am going to move to the Premier League one day. I'll say it again: a genius.

Conte converted Victor Moses into a right wing-back early on last season, while Marcos Alonso was a regular on the left.

Those words are likely to be repeated to him if and when he does join Manchester City, but they are certainly not the only comments that may come back to haunt him.

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