Guardiola, Alves May Reunite

Guardiola, Alves May Reunite

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola may reunite Dani Alves, his former player while he was handling FC Barcelona. The 33-year old captain of Brazil moved to Juventus and plays right back is speculated as one of the key options that Guardiola is considering to beef up Manchester City.

Alves spent four trophy-laden years with Guardiola at the Nou Camp, before his coach moved on while he joined Juventus last summer.

Although he has played a role for the Bianconeri this year, scoring a crucial second away goal from off the bench at Porto in the Champions League on Wednesday, it appears as though he could be moving on at the end of the season.

The Sun of London reports that City are keen as they look to address the problem they have in the full-backs positions, although it’s unclear as to whether Alves really is the solution.

With the likes of Bacary Sagna and Pablo Zabaleta coming to the end of their time at the Etihad, combined with Gael Clichy and Aleksandar Kolarov facing a similar scenario on the left flank, City will need to bolster their options in those departments in the summer.

Alves would certainly offer assurances and be a solid addition to the squad, but he doesn’t particularly fit the strategy that the club appear to have adopted since Guardiola’s arrival.

With the signings of the likes of Gabriel Jesus, Leroy Sane and John Stones, lowering the average age of the squad seems to be a priority for management.

Alves wouldn’t help with that, and neither would his wages, as it’s claimed that his demands could yet scupper a move to Manchester with City not willing to meet them.

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