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Dani Alves In Talks For Sensational Barcelona Return Aged 38

Josh Lawless

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Dani Alves In Talks For Sensational Barcelona Return Aged 38

Dani Alves is in talks with Barcelona over a sensational return to the Nou Camp.

The Brazilian left the Blaugrana in 2016 after a trophy-laden 8-year spell but in recent times revealed his desire to pull on the red and blue once again.

“If Barca think they need me all they need to do is call," Alves said, as per Diario Sport.

"I believe I can add things wherever I go but at Barca now especially with the youngsters they have."

Image: PA
Image: PA

According to Brazilian outlet UOL, Barca are actively looking at bringing Alves back into the fold following the appointment of his long-time teammate Xavi as manager.

Alves is a free agent having left Sao Paulo after winning an 42nd career trophy in May when the team ended an 8-year trophy drought to win the Campeonato Paulista.

His contract was terminated in September due to a dispute over unpaid image rights.

At Xavi's unveiling, president Joan Laporta confirmed rumours about a potential second stint for Alves were true.

"Dani Alvés is very active and trying to help the club in different aspects and he’s also offered his help from a sporting perspective," Laporta said.

Both parties will meet this week to discuss all financial and contractual matters. Alves is now 38 but wants to continue playing and still has aspirations of playing in one more World Cup.

In the summer, he starred for Brazil in the rearranged 2020 Olympic Games - becoming the oldest ever player to win a medal as the Selecao went all the way.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Alves joined Barcelona from Sevilla in 2008 and went on to become arguably the best attacking full-back of all time, winning six La Liga titles, three Champions Leagues and four Copa del Reys.

He played 391 times for Barca before going on to add to his impressive trophy haul with Juventus and Barcelona.

Featured Image Credit: Image: PA

Topics: Barcelona, Dani Alves

Josh Lawless
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