Ten years ago Liverpool missed out on Dani Alves after refusing to pay Sevilla the £8million transfer fee they were asking for.
A bargain, we’ll sure you’ll agree. Now the transfer gods have smiled down on the Premier League once again, with Alves set to join Man City for absolutely nothing.
The 34-year-old has verbally agreed a two-year deal to join City this summer, according to Goal.
He’s reportedly working on a deal to rescind his current contract with Juventus, meaning he’ll cost City nada.
Not a bad deal considering Alves provided more chances than any other defender in the Champions League last season.
He’ll only cost City around £85,000-a-week, comparative with Nolito, who was a peripheral figure at the Etihad under Pep Guardiola.
Alves won the Serie A and Coppa Italia with Juventus, in what looks to be his only season with the club, but missed out on the Champions League.
City’s move for Alves could have ramifications for their cross-city rivals Man United, with Juventus reportedly eyeing up Matteo Darmian as the Brazilian’s replacement.
Remember what happened last time City signed an ageing Brazilian right-back with bags of pedigree?
Maicon ended up being City’s third choice right-back, falling behind Pablo Zabaleta and Micah Richards after joining from Inter in 2012.
We’ve got a sneaky suspicion Alves will be slightly more successful in the Premier League.
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