In a recent interview with The Telegraph, Dani Alves stated that he still believes he will play in the Premier League before the end of his career.
The decorated 35-year-old right-back has played, and won much silverware, in Spain with Barcelona, Italy with Juventus, and France with his current club PSG, but he is yet to ply his trade in Britain.
The 107-cap Brazil international wishes to change this before he retires by signing for a Premier League club. With his current contract with PSG set to expire at the end of the season, the chance to make the switch to England could come in the summer if he becomes a free agent.
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Arsenal could be one of the clubs who would be wise to move for Alves in such a scenario.
The Gunners signed veteran full-back Stephan Lichtsteiner this summer to provide depth and competition for Hector Bellerin. The Swiss will likely need to be replaced when his contract expires at the end of the season, and bringing in another experienced figure to perform the same role alongside Bellerin would be a wise move by Unai Emery – who worked with Alves at PSG.
Alves would replace the experience, authority and winning mentality that Lichtsteiner currently lends the Emirates Stadium dressing room.
Plenty of Arsenal fans certainly like the idea of signing the Brazilian defender, with 70% of those who took part in our poll voting in favour of making a move for Alves. See the full results below.