Earlier today, Dani Alves announced his departure from Juventus, further fuelling the rumours that he has apparently agreed a 2 year deal with Manchester City as the Brazilian wing-back looks set to rejoin Pep Guardiola in his pursuit of Domestic and European success. But what does Pep Guardiola have in mind?
Having already released the two right-backs Zabaleta and Bacary Sagna, Dani Alves would a great inquisition for Manchester City as he would offer them the much-needed Champions League pedigree that would help their bid in winning the competition. However, the Brazilian, who turned 34 this summer wouldn’t be the long-term option for the Citizens.
However, this would be a win-win for both parties involved since Dani Alves would likely taste more success under the Spaniard possibly for the last time in his trophy-laden career. This would also provide leverage to Manchester City who are locked in negotiations with Tottenham for Kyle Walker and can’t seem to agree on the £50m valuation for the pacy English Fullback. Kyle Walker, who is 28 now, has a good 4-5 seasons of top-flight football left in him and will also provide depth to a Manchester City squad who look to challenge on all fronts this season.
Thus, making Dani Alves’ move to Manchester City tactically and financially a strong move.