Barcelona are reportedly pondering over the possibility of re-signing 38-year-old Brazilian defender Dani Alves, who is currently a free agent.
According to reputed Spanish journalist Toni Juanmarti, Barcelona are weighing up the prospect of re-signing Dani Alves, although he also adds that the possibility of a free transfer is slim. The 38-year-old club legend has recently offered his services to the Catalan club.
Dani Alves is one of the greatest full-backs of all time and also the most successful player in the history of the game, having won a staggering 43 trophies in his career so far. A defender who was among the players to revolutionize the full-back positions, Alves spent his most successful spell at club level with Barcelona.
The 38-year-old spent eight years at Camp Nou from 2008 to 2016, wherein he featured 391 times for the Blaugrana while chipping in with 21 goals and 101 assists along the way. Having attained the status of club legend, Alves has left a massive void at Barcelona, who have struggled to find a right-back as impactful as Alves.
Since leaving Barcelona, Alves has played for a few more bigwigs of world football in the form of Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and Sao Paulo, where he was placed most recently before terminating his contract last month, shortly after returning from a triumphant campaign with Brazil at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Since becoming a free agent, Alves has been linked with a potential return to Europe, having first offered his services to Atletico Madrid. Now, though, the 38-year-old has been showing a desire to return to Barcelona, having publicly asserted the same recently.
Indeed, rumours have been floating around that Alves has contacted the Barcelona board to inform them that he is ready to rejoin the club. And as per Toni Juanmarti, Barcelona are now considering the possibility of bringing the Brazilian legend back to Camp Nou.
However, it is also added that the prospect of a free transfer appears highly unlikely even though Alves is ready to rejoin Barcelona. In fact, the Blaugrana might not even sign Alves even if he is not on high wages, and so, for all intents and purposes, it looks like a fairytale return to Barcelona might never see the light of the day for Alves.
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