Current situation of Barcelona’s defence has gone from bad to worse for now with the rumours linking their long serving right back Dani Alves to Juventus as per Daily Mail. With the financial situation of the European Giants on the fringes, Valencia’s Portuguese full-back Joao Cancelo could prove to be a good replacement over the La Masia graduate Hector Bellerin who plays his trade at Arsenal having a price tag of around €40m as per Diario Sport.
Sport said that Joao Cancelo would prove to be a much cheaper alternative for Bellerin as his price tag reported to be around €20m as well as Valencia might consider selling due to the lure of Alen Hallilovic or Christian Tello moving in the opposite direction with the later being a mere possibility. Joao Cancelo just like Alves likes to go forward and this trait might lure more Barcelona into signing him, as he was rewarded with three goals and five assists in all competitions last season along with defensive accolades of 42 tackles, 65 clearances, 68 interceptions and 51 take on’s all season as per Squawka. Portuguese is expected to continue his development in the coming years ,as he is only 22, and if the footballing pundits are predicting right would even get better.
Another possible replacement could be Sevilla’s right-back Mariano Ferreira if and only if Sevilla consider the sale of their man which is very much unlikely for the five times Uefa Cup Winners. If Barcelona can’t recruit these optional replacement they have other options in PSG’s Serge Aurier and Torino’s Bruno Peres and Sassuolo’s Sime Vrsaljko with the later most likely to sign for Atletico Madrid as Spanish Newspaper Marca reported.
Juventus Chief Giuseppe Marottahas said in a press conference that negotiations with Barcelona’s Dani Alves are progressing very well and the parties might conclude the deal very soon as per Daily Mail. Dani Alves who has made over 350 appearances for the Catalan club would join Juventus over a free transfer making use of a clause in Alves’s contract which he signed last year with Barcelona after long speculations of him leaving the La Liga Club.