Friday, 3 April 2009

[2008] Deal with Alves

this post was published exactly one year ago:

Catalan sports paper Sport claims that Barcelona has come to an agreement with Sevilla right back defender Daniel Alves (24). The Brazilian international would sign a five-year contract and would receive three times the salary he's currently getting.

Barcelona will now have to negotiate with Sevilla. Alves, who thinks the time is right to leave for a European top club, hopes that Sevilla president José María del Nido will this time set a reasonable price. Last summer, Del Nido stated that the player, who has a buyout clause of 60 million euro, costs 35 million euro (°) for a foreign club and 40 million euro (°°) for a Spanish club.

Asked about the issue, José Rodríguez 'Rodri' Baster, the agent of the player, told in an interview with Spanish news agency Europa Press that he always refers interested clubs to Sevilla: "Once the two clubs have found an agreement, then they can start to negotiate with us. So, if you ask me if we have an agreement with Barcelona, the answer is no. And if you ask me if Sevilla and Barcelona have an agreement, I think not, because we didn't hear anything about that."

The agent, who says that Alves wants to keep making progress but that Sevilla president Del Nido holds the key, nevertheless admitted that there is mutual interest between Barcelona and Alves: "Barcelona has asked us if Dani Alves could sign for them if they find an agreement with Sevilla and we have said that if they do, we are ready to sit around the table and talk to them."

Meanwhile, Madrid sports tabloid As claims that Alves is, together with Ajax's Huntelaar and Werder Bremen's Diego, one of the three main demands for next season of Real Madrid manager Bernd Schuster. Madrid would be ready to offer Sevilla players like Júlio Baptista, Javier Saviola or Rúben de la Red in order to reduce the transfer price. Alves himself would have informed his manager, who apparently is offering the player to several European top clubs, that he prefers Madrid over Barcelona. Catalan sports paper El Mundo Deportivo says that Barcelona will not enter a bid race for the Brazilian.

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1 comment:

one year ago, readers said...

pep said...

(°) 35 million euro =
54,3 million us dollar
27,4 million british pound

(°°) 40 million euro =
62,1 million us dollar
31,3 million british pound

groga said...

Hope this Del Nido guy gets some more realistic. He let other players go for good prices (Baptista, Ramos), so I guess somewhere between 20 and 25 million euro is the right price.

Hadi,Tehran said...

this is the best news and my dream will come true if he join barca!
lets cross our fingers and hope this nagotiation goes well and alves sign for barca....

Anonymous said...

Barca always likes to buy cheap old players so if they do spend this summer on young quality expensive players then I would be the HAPPIEST fan in the world!

pep said...

Better to invest in your own youth academy than spend big money on young quality players, I guess. We also have young quality players like Messi or Bojan, but we almost got them for free. It's a policy thing.

Alves is 24, that's not what I really call young anymore. But we can use a guy with his attitude on the pitch.

Anonymous said...

It's really killing me that we do not have a stable defense! we need the back four to be able to withstand counter-attacks! the barca-betis game was proof enough! please buy quality players!

djoef said...

I don't think Alves will be a great help to withstand counter-attack since he's mostly attacking himself. He should be bought with the idea "the attack is the best defense" ;-)

hamad said...

IMO Alves will be a formidable right back for Barcelona I mean he's arguably the best in the world. And just imagine Barca's right flank with Messi and Alves it'll be the best in Europe. However if what's said in the article is true that he would rather join Madrid rather than Barca then I think Barca should go for Maicon

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