Juventus have confirmed they are going to release their right wign-back Dani Alves from the final year of his contract. Pep Guardiola who has managed Alves in Barcelona is reported to be interested to bring him to Manchester city. But could Alves help me to solve the Sky Blues defensive problems.
“Alves is absolutely magical going forward, but he will look bad if this Man City defense look bad again this season” says Craig Burley commenting a possible Dani Alves transfer Manchester City for ESPN football channel.
Despite that Alves usually plays with a high level of energy, he has turned 34 and this is probably not the best age to be at when coming to the Premier League. Despite Alves age, Manchester City just don’t have an experienced, high quality right defender, after they decided to release Pablo Zabaleta and Bacary Sagna.
The Juventus chief executive Beppe Marotta revealed that Dani Alves “expressed a desire to try a new experience” and Juve would reach a “mutual termination” of his contract.
While waiting to find out where he’d play next season Dani Alves decided to go back his roots and visited Juazeiro, a city in the state of Bahia where he grew up in relative poverty. Alves posted on Twitter a picture of the home where he grew up and some videos, including one of the football pitch where he learned to play football.
Kyle Walker might be a better choice for Man City?
There have been a media rumors that Pep Guardiola is interested to sign Kyle Walker from Tottenham. It is believed that Guardiola identified Walker as his primary target for the right side of the City’s defense. The Spurs defender is credited with the ability to play a hight tempo game, to push into midfield and to press the opponent’s wingers and defenders. This is believed to be one of the key requirements for the Man City’s full-backs under the Catalan manager.
Tottenham are expected to demand a £45 million transfer fee for Kyle Walker, however, which is a huge amount even by the City’s standards.