Dani Alves: Barcelona reach agreement 'in principle' to re-sign Brazil defender

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Dani Alves was a key player in helping Barcelona win six La Liga titles as well as three Champions Leagues over eight years at the Nou Camp.

Barcelona has reached an agreement in principle with Dani Alves, 38 year old defender from Barcelona, to resign - five years after Alves left for Juventus.

Alves, who won nine top-flight titles at Barca, Juve, and Paris St-Germain will be arriving on a complimentary transfer for the remainder of the 2021-22 season.

Between 2008 and 2016, the Brazilian international spent eight years in Barcelona, winning six times La Liga.

Alves won the Copa del Rey and three Champions League titles.

Barcelona called Alves "the greatest right back in Barca history" and released an external-link statement announcing the news.

The statement added that "the Brazilian will be joining training starting next week, but will not play until January",

Alves won 23 trophies in his first stint at Barca, including three Fifa Club World Cups and three Spanish Super Cups. He also won four European Super Cups.

He was awarded Serie A by Juve in 2016-17, and Ligue 1 by PSG in 2017-18 and 2018, respectively.

Alves was in Brazil to sign for Sao Paulo in 2019, and in August he captained Brazil to gold at the 2020 Olympics.

After a dispute over unpaid wages, his contract with Sao Paulo was ended in September.