Published: Tue, June 20, 2017
Arts&Culture | By Spencer Underwood

Dani Alves reportedly terminates Juventus contract, move to England imminent

Dani Alves reportedly terminates Juventus contract, move to England imminent

The 34-year-old maintained his superb form at the Italian club last season after making the move from Barcelona.

Juventus are open to the sale of a player who played a crucial role in their Serie A title victory, as well as their run to the Champions League final.

Alves, 34, is in the final year of a two-year contract with Juventus and could be available for as little as £5 million.

Guardiola knows Alves well from his time in charge of Barcelona and apparently he "wants his winning mentality in his dressing room".

Meanwhile, Manchester City are now expected to face serious competition from Premier League champions Chelsea and Tottenham in the race to land Dani Alves.

City are in the searching for defensive options after letting Bacary Sagna and Gaël Clichy to leave when their contract terminates at the end of this year, reports The Guardian. I'll say it again: a genius.

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Earning a century of caps for the national team and appearing in two FIFA World Cups, the Brazilian would bring much-needed know-how and composure to the City squad.

Alves would not have been the only overseas footballer, or indeed overseas football fan, to have allowed City to slip off his radar as the club yoyoed between divisions and then tried to establish themselves in the Premier League at the start of the millennium.

Dani Alves understands the "tiki-taka" style of play which is what Guardiola has and will continue to use in the foreseeable future.

The right-back is on City's shortlist as they look to overhaul their full back positions. "Pep would tell you exactly how everything was going to happen in a match before it even happened", he wrote in the Players Tribune last month.

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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