Tottenham Hotspur have made contact with Dani Alves this summer regarding a potential move to the Premier League, according to Duncan Castles (via The Daily Star).
The Brazil international is available on a free transfer this summer after deciding to leave Paris Saint-Germain at the end of last season.
Castles admitted that the 36-year-old has held ambitions of playing in England’s top-flight, but revealed Alves has a number of big clubs around Europe interested in signing him.
“So [Barcelona is] one option for him, but as far as I understand he doesn’t have a formal contract offer from Barcelona yet,” he said on The Transfer Window podcast (via The Daily Star).
“I’m told he also has major clubs interested in him in Italy. He definitely has the option to return to Brazil and play at one of the top clubs there for the next few seasons. But if he’s gonna stay in Europe, he has a long-held ambition to play in the Premier League.
“And I understand that there’s been contact with Tottenham Hotspur about the possibility of Dani moving there in what would seem quite a strange addition for Tottenham, given that this is a club that’s focused on younger players, players whose value will increase, players they can get on reasonably cheap salaries.”
As Castles alluded to, it would be a rather strange deal for Tottenham to look at this summer.
Mauricio Pochettino is believed to prefer to have younger players in his squad that he can develop, whilst Spurs like to take on individuals who do not cost them the earth to have on the club’s books each week; just five men are earning more than £100,000-a-week (Spotrac).
Kieran Trippier and Serge Aurier have both been linked with moves away from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this transfer window (Daily Mail) as the club looks to freshen things up and strengthen the position.
With 41 trophies (Transfermarkt) to his name, there is no denying that he is a serial winner, however, at 36, perhaps it would be wise for Tottenham to look elsewhere.
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