As Dani Alves’ contract talks have broken down, it could be either of the two Manchester clubs that benefit. Alves – one of the premier right backs in the world – is contracted until the summer of 2012 but in negotiating an improved contract extension, it seems that Alves has lost faith in the Barca boardroom to satisfy his demands. And as he hasn’t yet ruled out an exit from Barcelona, could United or City derail Barca’s march to Champions League glory?
With rumours of Pep Guardiola’s possible departure from the Catalan giants next summer, it looks as if Alves may look for pastures new and the allure of the Premiership, and with City being able to tempt him away with a huge pay packet and tempt Barca to sell with a huge transfer fee it could be too hard to resist. Could he go the same way as Yaya Toure? And does this signal a power shift not only in Manchester but in world football, as Man City overtake their close rivals and Barcelona, the world’s best club?
If it’s down to football, it seems like a no-brainer. Stay at Barca Dani, it doesn’t get better than that. Or if you want to come to England, join Utd and don’t join City. The latter are a flash in the pan and once the oil runs dry and the money runs out, they won’t be around forever. If it’s money you want, then welcome to Eastlands.
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