According to Marca, Paris Saint-Germain’s new manager Thomas Tuchel is not convinced by any of the full-backs in his squad, including Dani Alves.
Alves is regarded as one of the best right-backs of our generation. He is an attacking right-back who is especially known for his pace, stamina, agility, overlapping runs and technicality.
Despite not being physically imposing, the Brazilian possesses solid strength and tenacity, which along with his work-rate and energy allows him to run for the entire 90 minutes.
At 35, Alves is still performing at the highest level and has already bagged the domestic treble in his first season with PSG. However, he injured himself in the French Cup final and will miss the World Cup next month.
However, if Alves leaves the French giants this summer, here are three Premier League clubs that should go for the veteran full-back.
Jurgen Klopp has built a solid team which is a mixture of talented youngsters and experienced professionals. At full-back positions, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson are the first choices, while Alberto Moreno, Joe Gomez and Nathaniel Clyne are backup options.
There is a clear need for an experienced head, one who could mentor and guide the youngsters. In that case, Alves would be the right choice for Liverpool. The Brazilian is a proven winner and his presence in the dressing room will go a long way in creating the winning culture that Klopp would need next season.
As surprising as it may sound, Arsenal badly need defensive reinforcements. While the central defence remains the most concerning area for Unai Emery to address, the full-back position also needs a revamp.
Alves, at 35, surely won’t be a long-term option for Arsenal but could do the job on a short-term basis. The veteran right-back still has life left in his legs and could be the ideal player to mentor the struggling Hector Bellerin.
Arsenal are lacking a leader, someone in the mould of Patrick Vieira who can inspire the team by leading from the front. Alves is that character – he knows nothing else other than winning.
Can the newly-promoted Wolves afford Alves? Due to the financial backing of Fosun, they probably can.
A brilliant team built by Nuno Espirito Santo that surged its way to the Championship title, Wolves will be playing with the bigwigs next season. Therefore, it is important to spend wisely in the transfer market and get deals done in a jiffy.
Wolves have the financial muscle to tempt Alves to the Premier League. After playing in Brazil, Spain, Italy and France, England remains unexplored for the 35-year-old. If Wolves come up with a tantalising offer for Alves in the summer, England could be his next destination.