Why This £120,000-A-Week Star Will Choose Liverpool Ahead Of Arsenal & United

Dani Alves has reportedly decided to leave Barcelona at the end of this season, if reports coming form Spain can be believed on. The Brazilian has had a very successful career with the Catalan giants since his switch from Sevilla some years back. He has won the league as well as the Champions League and it might be time for the Brazilian to move ahead for more adventures. He has categorically stated that he would be moving to England when he finally leaves Spain. To where, Mr. Alves?

A transfer to Liverpool might actually be on the table. With the arrival of Javier Manquillo and Alberto Moreno, Liverpool’s right back position is no longer an urgent priority. But with recent reports linking Glen Johnson with an imminent January exit, the manager, Brendan Rodgers might set his sights on Dani Alves as a possible replacement. And a move to the Kop is viable given the fact that Chelsea and Manchester City might not be really keen on signing the Brazilian. Manchester City just bought Bacary Sagna this season and they still have Zabaleta. So the possibility of signing another full back would not seem like a rational idea for the blue half of Manchester. Chelsea too has effective players in that position. Azpilicueta and Ivanovich are still there. So a move to Chelsea too is highly unlikely. Arsenal recently bought Debuchy from Newcastle this summer. But with the Frenchman already injured, the need for a new right full back might trigger their manager, Arsene Wenger to search for a potential replacement in January. And with Alves’ availability, you just might not know whether or not the French manager will like to have the Brazilian in his team. So who actually wants Dani Alves? Maybe Manchester United does. The Old Trafford outfit has been on an overhaul this season and with the mounting number of defensive injuries, Van Gaal may decide to add Alves to their ranks. The only efficient right back presently in the United team is Rafael Da Silva and injury to this lad might further expose the Manchester United’s backline. Antonio Valencia has been known to play in that position once in a while but Van Gaal would not want to gamble on using a player who is not favored to play in such position. Valencia is a right winger who is also powerful and displays a great deal of defensive efforts. But a permanent berth in that position will not be handed to him as he remains highly unreliable to fill into that position.

Liverpool has been known to favor the Brazilian. The club has been inked with Alves many times in the past and Rafael Benitez tried to sign him in 2008. In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Benitez was quoted as saying ‘Dani Alves was our first option on the right side. The major problem that we had was that I had to decide to bring Alves as a winger when he was actually an offensive full back’. The irony of it all is that if Liverpool had signed Alves back in 2008, then Glen Johnson, the man Dani Alves may possibly replace would not have been bought at all. But now that Alves has set his sights on England, Liverpool might just have the chance to add him up to their personnel.

Presently, Liverpool doesn’t look like an attractive destination. The club’s present form is not so good. But if they are able to capture the Brazilian, they definitely will look better next season.

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