Dani Alves will reportedly earn just €1-a-week after signing along the dotted line with Barcelona for a second time.
Alves’ glittering career at the Nou Camp saw him establish himself as one of the finest right-backs in the history of the game.
Now 38-years-old, the Brazilian ought to be in the swansong of his career, but the return of former teammate Xavi to Barcelona has seemingly provided him with a new lease of life.
BenchWarmers columnist Fabrizio Romano has confirmed via Twitter that Alves and Barcelona really are in talks over the prospect of making this move happen.
Laporta said few days ago: “Alves also offered us his help on a sporting perspective”. pic.twitter.com/DPJ0vJJprN
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) November 12, 2021
Barca’s financial constraints have been well-documented, so compromises are going to have to be made in order for this surprise move to come to fruition.
According to The Sun, one of those is that Alves will earn just €1-a-week upon his return to the Catalan giants. He appears to have no interest in money, rather helping his former club.
If true, that would be a real measure of Alves’ character. He’s not only a fine footballer, one of the finest, but he’s also a decent and charitable bloke.