English Premiership

EPL fans want Alves at...?

2014-10-02 14:24
Cape Town - Barcelona defender Dani Alves has confirmed he will be depart the Nou Camp next summer to ply his trade in the Premier League.

Read: Alves heading to England

The Brazilian was linked with a move away from Barcelona after the World Cup in July this year, but was determined to remain with the four-time Champions League winners. His current contract expires at the end of this season.

Alves made it clear which league he would be playing in next season, saying:"I am moving to England next year."

"I am going to play in the cradle of football. This will be my last year at Barcelona."

Both Liverpool and Manchester United could do with cover in the right-back position, Dutchman Louis van Gaal has another Brazilian already in that position in the form of Rafael, while Brendan Rodgers brought in Javier Manquillo on loan from Atletico Madrid as cover for Glen Johnson, who is currently injured.

Johnson is out of contract next summer and Rodgers could look no further than Alves to bolster his defensive line.

Sport24 readers think that it will be Chelsea who will be the biggest competition to fan's front-runners Manchester United in the quest to seal a deal to for Alves, as the Brazilian joins the English Premiership.

On Sport24's Facebook page, our readers had the following to say when asked: Where will Alves end up?

Zane Eagles said: "Chelsea or Man City, the two riches clubs", while Dean February said: "Manchester United as they have money to waste."

Bernard Sarels, Siyabonga Ndwandwe, Trust Chinyoka and Elijah M Ncala all said Alves would end up at the red half of Manchester.  

Arsenal is likely to Alves' next destination according to Ken Marape, Rhulani Hiliza Templeton, Kobus Lubbe Kupke andGcobani Gqibelo.

Nic Britz is going for the surprise option of QPR while Pakamani Gqithiyeza predicts Alves will become a Stoke City player.

Thando Zakes Jonas predicts Chelsea will snap up Alves while Gary William Reilly belives it will be a two horse race between United or Chelsea.

Melusi Myeni predicts a Manchester derby for Alves' signature while Frank Turkkish says it will be Man City or Chelsea.

On Sport24's Twitter page , our readers were echoed similar thoughts:

While most of the fans feel it may come down to the largest offer, Alves is in the final year of his contract and might go for a steal.

On his day, he arguably one of the best right backs in the game for the past few years with his ability to 'bomb' down the flank and whip in a cross, attributes which ensure he will be in demand in England.  

Whichever club he decides to join, it will be a welcome addition to the English game.


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