Back at Barcelona, The Brazilian defender Dani Alves has established himself as a leader both on the field of play at The Camp Nou and in the dressing room, and he is now speaking out about potential transfers in addition to his playing duties.
The Brazilian has made a strong statement about two much-needed players, Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland.
“I wouldn’t be out of Haaland at all. In fact, I wouldn’t have spent a lot of money on him,” Alves said in an interview with Sport and Mundo Deportivo.
“In Mbappe yes, but not in Haaland. I play sports director, eh, but I’ll go to Mbappe first, I think he’s perfect in every aspect.
“If you are going to make a big investment, you have to make it to the best. If it were up to me, I would go to Mbappe. He is much better, and in the style of Barcelona, right now. In football, no one is better than him.”
Alves also looked the best in the game in his right-back position, a position he has held for many years in the world.
“I like Alexander-Arnold of Liverpool very much, and I like [Achraf] Hakimi very much, but I like what he does,” he said.
“There’s one in Flamengo, he’s young, I like the way he plays and the way he understands the game.”
Alves is expected to make his debut for Barcelona against Levante this weekend, as he will not play Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday as he is not registered in the Europa League.