Dani Alves Eyes Pep Guardiola Reunion as Man City Revive Interest in Signing New Full-Back

​Paris Saint-Germain defender Dani Alves is reportedly eager to reunite with Pep Guardiola before he retires, amid the Catalan coach's quest to sign a new full-back this summer.

The pair enjoyed a highly successful spell together at Barcelona, as Guardiola made Alves one of his first signings upon being given the managerial position. During a phenomenal four seasons spell, Barça won three La Liga titles and two Champions League, in a spell of absolute dominance from Blaugrana.

When Guardiola eventually joined City in 2016, he made Alves, by this time at Juventus, his primary right-back target, but lost out to his former side Paris Saint-Germain.


According to Sport, Alves' contract with the Ligue 1 titans expires this summer, and he could opt for a return to his native Brazil - after Flamengo upped their interest in signing the 35-year-old this summer. However, the report claims that Alves isn't ready to finish his career just yet, and will seek one further challenge - a spell in the ​Premier League.

This could be music to Guardiola's ears, as he's believed to be keen on bolstering his squad in the full-back position. While ​previous reports have suggested that ​City would look to sign homegrown talents to boost the club's quota, the manager may find a reunion with his former star defender too alluring to resist.

Of course, given Alves' advancing footballing years, it would be a short-term fix for the Citizens, who would arguably be better off building for the future - rather than giving a season to a player older than any other member of the squad. However, Alves' phenomenal trophy-winning history is invaluable; the Brazilian ace has won a staggering 38 career trophies.

Meanwhile, ​Guardiola has claimed that the​ ​Premier League title race is likely to have more twists and turns in the coming months, as his side look to retain their title amid a spirited challenge from ​Liverpool​City face Everton at Goodison Park on Wednesday, and a win would see them move top of the table, but with the Reds having an all-important game in hand.

Source : 90min

Source: 90min