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'Release Doherty, sign him': Tottenham fans discuss Dani Alves, who is now a free-agent

Tottenham fans have been discussing the potential signing of Dani Alves on Twitter today, after the Brazilian once again became a free-agent.

Confirmed on Twitter by Fabrizio Romano, Alves has now left Brazilian outfit Sao Paulo and is once again available on the free market should a club want to take a chance on him.

Of course, there wouldn’t be too much risk in signing Alves for anyone, other than his age. Although he is 38 now, the right-back is one of the most successful players of all time, and has won 43 trophies in his career.

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Spells with Barcelona, PSG, and Juventus all yielded success for the Brazilian star, while he also won the Copa America twice with his country and amassed over 100 caps for the Selecao.

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Alves is certainly a player who some clubs would surely consider taking a punt on now he is available. And Tottenham are one of the clubs being spoken about on Twitter, after Spurs fans got whiff of Alves of leaving Sao Paulo.

Tottenham did sign Emerson Royal for big money in the summer. He is expected to be their number one right-back, with Matt Doherty playing back-up. But Doherty, in the main, has struggled since signing from Wolves, and Alves might well prove still to be capable at the top level.

The Premier League is one competition that Alves hasn’t delved into during his illustrious career. He has been linked. Pep Guardiola nearly brought him to Manchester City a few years back. But, alas, that move never quite happened for Alves or City.

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For Tottenham, the potential chance to sign Alves is an intriguing one. Of course, there are no links as yet and it is just fan talk. But from the perspective of a head-turning free-transfer, they don’t come bigger than Dani Alves really.

At the end of the day, how often do genuine world-class players find themselves on the free-agent market. The answer is probably not very often.

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In what is an intriguing link for Spurs, Alves will already be well known to new Spurs supremo, Fabio Paratici. The Italian was with Juventus when Alves moved to Serie A. And although that season was plagued by injury for Alves, he still helped Juve to a league and cup double.

Could it be, then, that Paratici uses his links to Juve and Alves to try and bring the Brazilian to North London?

Judging by some of the comments about Alves from Tottenham fans on Twitter, it certainly wouldn’t be the most unpopular move.

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