Reports this week have suggested that Tottenham Hotspur are making an approach for the brilliant Brazilian right back Dani Alves and want to bring him to London this summer.
Yahoo has reported:
Tottenham approach Dani Alves as Mauricio Pochettino looks to beat Manchester City to defender deal
There are two angles to this story because it would not only suggest that Tottenham are going to bring a top player in but also that they may lose one.
Because it is difficult to imagine both Alves and England international Kyle Walker remaining in the same squad. Unless they are going to take up different positions both would want to be first choice and starting every week. There’s been huge amount of speculation about the future of Kyle Walker and if this move does go ahead TFF has to imagine that he will be off.
Alves may be seen as a short-term replacement but what a replacement he would be. He has enjoyed a real renaissance at Juventus this season and is about to experience yet another Champions League final on the back of a brilliant campaign.
And this is a player of extraordinary consistency. He’s already played 100 times and scored 7 goals for Brazil in a remarkable career.
And after six highly successful seasons at Sevilla in La Liga he moved to Barcelona where he was even more prominent in an eight year period of unbridled success.
The adventurous and roving wide man played 391 game for Barcelona and scored 21 goals in the process as well as assisting countless others.
He won six domestic titles with Barcelona as well as three Champions League titles. And many thought he would be retiring after a short stint at Juventus but he’s been as good as ever in Italy.
Let’s take a look at him in action. Tottenham fans – would you be disappointed with the signing if it meant Kyle Walker leaving the club?