Pep Guardiola has always been fond of fast full-backs and with his Manchester City squad lacking depth at that spot, he’s reportedly turning his head towards a familiar face.
According to Brazilian outlet Globesporte, Guardiola would be more than willing to orchestrate a reunion with Dani Alves, who’s coming back to Europe following a successful stint with Brazil at Copa America.
The veteran defender showed no signs of aging or slowing down during his spell with the national team and was arguably the best player on Tite’s squad en route to yet another Copa America trophy.
So the fact that he’s heading back to Europe to work out on his new destiny shouldn’t be a surprise at all, with plenty of interest from big clubs, as per the report.
Alves and Guardiola go a long way back from Pep’s incredible tenure in charge of Barcelona, where the Brazilian found the best shape of his career and became arguably the best right-back in the world.
The 36-year-old is coming off a solid season with French outlet Paris Saint-Germain and while most people thought he was ready to make a move to the MLS, China or South America, he confirmed that his intending to continue to play at the highest of levels.
Rumors point towards him wanting to play at least until the upcoming World Cup, the only trophy he’s yet to win after amassing a lot of silverware throughout his career.
With the Copa America trophy, Alves has now won 40 trophies and is the winningest player ever, so joining a winning side of the likes of Manchester City would only help add to his legendary career.
Guardiola and City have been kind of quiet in this transfer window, so we can definitely expect them to make a huge splash in the upcoming weeks.