Tottenham Transfer News: Dani Alves Discussion Reported, Latest Spurs Rumours

Matt JonesFeatured ColumnistMay 17, 2017

TURIN, ITALY - MAY 9: Dani Alves of Juventus during the UEFA Champions League semi final second leg match between Juventus Turin and AS Monaco at Juventus Stadium on May 9, 2017 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)
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Tottenham Hotspur will reportedly make a summer move for Juventus right-back Dani Alves. 

According to Duncan Castles of Yahoo, Spurs are keen to get the veteran Brazilian on board and are ready to fight Manchester City for his signature.

"The proposed move signals a significant departure from the Premier League club's longstanding policy of recruiting younger footballers on relatively inexpensive salaries but would serve to rebalance a squad that has come up short in the pursuit of consecutive English titles," added Castles.

According to Castles, Tottenham will look to lure Alves away from Turin with a two-year contract offer that includes the option for a third. Discussions over a possible move will reportedly be intensified at the end of the season.

Spurs are looking to add players with experience of winning titles to their squad to help them get over the line in their future pursuit of silverware. 

Per the UEFA Champions League Twitter feed, Alves was part of a successful Barcelona side:

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Prior to his stint at the Camp Nou, Alves also helped Sevilla to win the UEFA Cup on two occasions, as well the Copa del Rey. 

The 34-year-old could also potentially win a treble in his first season with Juventus; the Old Lady are poised to clinch the Serie A title and are in the final of both the Champions League and the Coppa Italia.

After a difficult start to his time with Juventus, Alves has emerged as a crucial player for Massimiliano Allegri's all-conquering outfit. Per sports journalist Liam Canning, he's been a sensational signing for the Italian giants:

Tempting him to the Premier League may be a challenge given just how much the Brazilian seems to be enjoying life in Italy. But if Juventus were to clinch all three honours aforementioned this season, perhaps Alves would be keen for another new challenge in the twilight of his career.

Tottenham’s aggressive and physical style of football would be a brilliant fit for Alves too, even at this late stage of his playing days. Indeed, with rumours about a possible exit for Kyle Walker gathering pace, manager Mauricio Pochettino will be on the lookout for a player who can raid down the right side.

Walker has been linked with a possible summer exit.
Walker has been linked with a possible summer exit.Stu Forster/Getty Images

According to Darren Lewis of the Daily Mirror, Chelsea are the latest club to show an interest in Walker, who is said to be valued at £40 million by Spurs. City are also admirers.

As we can see here courtesy of Squawka Football, Walker would be a tough man to replace on the right side:

While Alves still has the experience and technique to influence matches at the highest level, he doesn't quite boast the same energy that made him the best full-back in the world during his time with Barcelona. Walker, by comparison, is irrepressible in his bursts forward.

Kieran Trippier has been doing a fine job as Walker's deputy and is likely to have a role to play in the future, but if the England international is to depart, Spurs will need to bring in a quality alternative. Alves would tick a lot of boxes for Tottenham, but convincing him to leave Turin after a solitary season would be tough.