Dani Alves could be Everton's answer to right-back problem
Everton have got a problem at right-back.
Seamus Coleman is the only natural right-back at the club, with Rafa Benitez surely looking to bring in some competition.
That’s where Dani Alves may come in.
The Brazilian is the most decorated football of all time, but recently parted with Sau Paulo owing to a wage dispute (ESPN).
That means that the defender, who is reportedly eyeing up a spot in Brazil’s 2022 World Cup squad, is looking for a new club.
Everton should have a go at bringing him to Goodison Park.
The Toffees have got the likes of Mason Holgate and Ben Godfrey who can deputise on the right, but Alves would be incredible.
Having won trophies in Spain, Brazil, Italy and France, you wouldn’t bet against him winning something in England.
Adding Alves’ experience would be a shrewd move.
He’s won it all and would be a wonderful character to add to the Goodison dressing room.
It would also fill a crucial hole in the squad.
The Brazilian’s age may be a concern, but he clearly still has talent in abundance.
At 38-years-old, Alves’ best days are certainly behind him, but that doesn’t mean he can’t star.
Over the summer Alves was apart of Brazil’s Olympic gold medal winning squad.
He can clearly still do it at the highest level and he could work a treat on Merseyside.
During his time at Sao Paulo, Alves shone.
Despite leaving under unfavourable circumstances, he was impressive for the Brazilian side.
He scored nine and assisted 14 for the club, featuring all over the pitch during his time there (Transfermarkt).
However, should he sign for Everton he can get back to playing consistently at right-back.
That’s likely to be his best chance of getting into the Brazil squad for the Qatar World Cup.
It’s just up to Benitez and co to try and make it happen.
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