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‘I want to play in England’: Juve defender Dani Alves puts Premier League on red alert

Date Posted,June 15, 2017

Juventus defender Dani Alves has revealed he hopes to one day play in England, putting the Premier League on red alert.

The former Barcelona right-back, who impressed enormously in the Champions League with the runners up this season, has been linked with both Manchester City and Chelsea in recent months.

The Brazilian would only ever be a short-term solution to any team’s problems, given the fact he is 34 years old.

But that hasn’t deterred either his former boss Pep Guardiola or ex-Juventus manager Antonio Conte, according to numerous reports.

Chelsea have been linked with a move for the right-back (Photo: PA)
Alves played under Pep Guardiola at Barcelona (Photo: Reuters)

Alves still has a year to run on his current contract with the Old Lady, which he signed 12 months ago, and is expected to see it out.

However, he hasn’t ruled out the possibility of one day playing for an English club, and explained why he needed to represent an Italian side first.

“Last year I turned down many offers from the Premier League because I felt I had to go to Serie A,” Alves told Esporte Interativo.

Dani Alves in action
The Brazilian impressed the world in the Champions League this season (Photo: Getty Images)
Barcelona apparently let the 34-year-old leave too early (Photo: REUTERS)

“There is a great defensive culture, and to go and play in England you have to know how to defend well. I hope that one day I will go there.”

When asked if that could happen soon, Alves responded: “Who knows? We’ll see.”

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