Report: Alves leaving Juventus for 2-year deal at Man City

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Dani Alves is working toward an exit from his Juventus contract, and Spanish publication Sport says the outstanding right back already has a new home.

At least verbally.

Alves reportedly has agreed to join Manchester City on a two-year deal, reuniting with former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola and making his Premier League debut at age 34.

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With rumors that Tottenham slapped a $55 million price tag on Kyle Walker, buying Alves for $6 million isn’t a bad fallback plan.

In fact, Alves’ experience makes him a better short-term solution for Guardiola and City. When your backup option has 100 caps for Brazil, six FIFPro World XI appearances, and four UEFA Champions League Final appearances — including the most recent edition — that’s not bad.