Man City turns attention to Dani Alves

Nicholas Mendola
NBC Sports

The BBC is reporting that Pep Guardiola may be turning to the familiar to solve his right back problems.

The Manchester City boss is seeking a reunion with Dani Alves, the Juventus right back that Guardiola brought to Barcelona in 2008. Alves would go on to play with current Man City players Claudio Bravo and Yaya Toure.

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Alves, 34, went to the UEFA Champions League Final this season with Juve, also spent his fair share of time at right mid (He also played a match each at center back and right wing for The Old Lady). He registered six goals and seven assists in 33 appearances.

The report says Alves would cost $6.3 million, and that’s far less expensive than some of the other full back targets linked to Man City (Kyle Walker, Benjamin Mendy). Alves would be a fine stopgap for City given his price, though his addition wouldn’t end the club’s recruitment at his position.

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