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Daniel Alves is a Brazilian right sided player currently contracted to São Paulo in. He began his career with Bahia in his native Brazil but moved to Europe with Sevilla after a single season of professional football. Having arrived in Spain as a relative unknown he proceeded to form a reputation as an exciting attacking player over his six years with the club. In 2008 he transferred to Barcelona and spent 8 years with the Catalan club enjoying a period of unprecedented success. In 2016 he was allowed to leave for Juventus on a free transfer, before joining PSG, then from PSG to São Paulo in 2019.
Chronology of Dani Alves’ transfers
- 2003: Bahia to Sevilla for €550,000
- 2008: Sevilla to Barcelona for €35.50 million
- 2016: Barcelona to Juventus as a free transfer
- 2017: Juventus to Paris Saint-Germain as a free transfer
- 2019: Paris Saint-Germain to São Paulo as a free transfer
Dani Alves is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a right-back or sometimes even an attacking midfielder. He has the most collective honors (forty-three) in the sport’s whole history and is considered the best player in the right-back position. Alves has played for six clubs in his senior career, and all of them were playing in the top football leagues of their countries.
Dani Alves Transfers and Rumours
The first transfer for Alves in his senior career was from Bahia to Sevilla. After two years, twenty-five appearances, and two goals, against all transfer odds, Sevilla got him for €550,000 in 2008. During his six years with the Spanish team, Alves appeared in one hundred and seventy-one matches and scored eleven goals. In 2006 significant transfer news was that Sevilla agreed to sell Alves to Liverpool, but the Reds weren't able to match the eight million asking price. Six months later, Dani renewed his contract with Sevilla for six more years. In 2007 the gossip was that Alves wanted to leave Sevilla because of Chelsea's interest in him. Still, Sevilla rejected three unspecified Chelsea bids made on Alves because they were “below what was expected.”
In the 2008 summer transfer window, Barcelona got Alves for €35.50 million. During the eight years he played for the team, Dani Alves became one of the most expensive defenders in history and one of the costliest defenders bought by Barcelona. In his time with the Spanish La Liga club, teams like Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco were interested, but he stated that he intends to play for Barca until his contract expires.
In 2016, Dani Alves left Barcelona as a free agent and signed a two-year contract with Serie A giants Juventus. A year later, after only nineteen appearances and two goals, his agreement was terminated, and both sides agreed. In 2017 there were football whispers that the following teams were interested in signing him:
- Manchester City
- Paris Saint-Germain
Alves joined Paris Saint-Germain as a free transfer during the 2017 summer transfer window and signed a two-year contract. Manchester City needed to look for transfer targets in the defensive position, like Dani, because their top defenders' contracts were about to expire, but PSG managed to snatch Alves first. During his time with the French club, Alves scored two goals and made forty-eight appearances.
After his contract with PSG expired, Alves became a free agent once again, and this time the Brazilian club São Paulo FC signed him until December 2022. In the past, Alves has repeatedly stated that he wants to play for the club and roots for them, and it seems to us that the defender finally got his wish. Since joining the team in 2019, Alves has made forty-seven appearances and scored seven goals. No new transfer rumours surfaced about Alves since he joined the Brazilian team.