Official | Barcelona sign Dani Alves on free transfer

Dani Alves is returning to Barcelona. The Catalan club confirmed the news on Friday night.

Barcelona reached an agreement with Alves to sign for one season but the deal includes a clause to extend his contract until June 2023.

The Brazilian has joined as a free agent, having terminated his contract with São Paulo in September.

The rampaging right-back left Barça in 2016 with 23 titles to his name and Barcelona see him as being a very useful addition in a number of ways. He will bring experience to a young team. In addition to the strength he will give to the team on the pitch, he will also be key in the development of fellow right-back Sergiño Dest, who will have one of the best full-backs in history as a mentor.

The 38-year-old will train with Xavi’s Barcelona from next week but won’t be able to play officially until January. His previous spell at the club was between 2008/09 and 2015/16 before he went on to play for Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and lastly São Paulo.

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