Dani Alves is edging closer to a Premier League switch – and we’re pretty dang excited about it.
The Brazilian fullback has reportedly cut-ties with Juventus, amidst growing speculation he’s set for a move to Man City or Chelsea.
And the biggest indicator yet that Alves’ is definitely, probably, sorta on his way to these merry shores is a ‘Dani Alves’ player profile page turning up on the Premier League’s official website.
An eagle-eyed Applications and Data Insight Analyst on Twitter has stumbled upon a Dani Alves stats page on the official website.
We’re not really sure if this is normal practice for players rumoured to be heading to the Premier League, but you can’t deny it’s not interesting.
City are favourites to sign Alves, with the 34-year-old said to be keen to link-up with former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola once again.
The Brazilian will come to England on the back of a highly successful season at Juventus, just a year after he was deemed surplus to requirements at Barca.
Alves helped the Italian giants to their sixth consecutive Serie A title, and produced a number of typically eye-catching performances in Juve’s Champions League run, which saw the Turin-based giants reach the final of the competition.
Despite his advancing years, the right-back provided more chances than any other defender in the Champions League last season, with his performance over both legs of semi-final against Monaco particularly memorable.
With Guardiola clearing out most of City’s fullbacks so far this summer, the Spaniard is determined to sign some quality replacements.
So far this summer, City have been linked with Monaco star Benjamin Mendy and Spurs’ Kyle Walker, but have yet to sign anyone to replace Bacary Sagna, Gael Clichy and Pablo Zabaleta.