Dani Alves’ second stint at Barcelona was a short one. The Brazilian had rejoined the Catalans in November last year as a free agent after his contract with Sao Paulo had expired.
However, just after eight months at the club, the 39-year-old defender bid goodbye to the Barcelona faithful after the Catalans decided not to extend his contract.
Alves had signed a short-term deal until the end of the 2021/22 campaign with Barça on arrival. However, there were talks about the Blaugrana handing him another extension, at least until the end of the calendar year.
However, Joan Laporta & co. decided against such a move, leading to Alves departing Camp Nou as a free agent again. Since then, he has been in talks with clubs from South America and Mexico over a Bosman transfer.
And according to Mundo Deportivo, Alves could be set to join Mexican outfit Pumas on a free transfer. The veteran right-back has teased a potential switch to Mexico with his social media activity as well as an interview with a local publication.
The report states that Alves is closing in on a move to Pumas. Should he complete the switch, the Brazilian international will make a swift return to Camp Nou as Pumas are scheduled to play Barcelona in the Joan Gamper Trophy next month.
And should he feature in the game, Alves could be given a tribute by the Barça faithful for his contributions and achievements during his time at the club.
Across his two stints at the club, Alves made 406 appearances, scoring 22 and assisting 104 goals in the process. The 39-year-old won six La Liga titles and three UEFA Champions League trophies along with various other honours.
A legend at Barcelona, Alves getting a tribute from a filled stadium would only be fitting. The match between Barcelona and Pumas for the Joan Gamper Trophy will take place on August 7 at the ‘Spotify’ Camp Nou at 8 pm (CET).