Barcelona plans to re-sign club legend Dani Alves 5 years after he left
Barcelona is considering re-signing club legend Dani Alves, in what would be a reunion with former teammate and current boss Xavi.
After signing in 2008, the veteran full-back Alves earned a slew of significant awards during his initial tenure at the club before moving in 2016 to join Juventus.
However, he is now a free agent, and journalist Nicolo Schira claims that Alves and Barca are in talks about a possible reunion.
The move was first denied out by Nou Camp officials, but after Xavi was announced as the next Barca coach, it was revealed that Alves would serve as a leader under him.
In the following days, a meeting will be held to make a final decision on whether the 38-year-old veteran will return for a second term.He has confirmed that he has informed Barcelona about his willingness to play for them again, saying: ‘It would be taking advantage a bit to say now Barca need me.
‘I left saying that when Barca needed and wanted me I would return regardless of where I was.
‘There’s too much love, respect and care I have for this home. If Barca thinks they need me all they need to do is call.
‘I believe I can add things wherever I go but at Barca now especially with the youngsters they have.‘We were young once and we weren’t prepared to defend a responsibility as big as defending Barca is, no matter how good they are or how much they are spoken about. It’s all-new.
‘You need a mix of young and old to give balance and the chance to fight for great things.’
Laporta is also open to the return. He said: ‘Dani Alves helped the club in a number of ways – and he has offered us his help from a sporting point of view as well.
‘Like with (former captain Carles) Puyol, there is a very direct relationship. They can help if Xavi needs it.’
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