Report: Spurs make contact with Brazilian over move to North London

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Dom Le Roy

Dani Alves lifted a remarkable 40th trophy of his impressive career when Brazil beat Peru in the final of the Copa America earlier this week (The Sun).

The 36-year-old is currently a free agent after his contract expired with French giants PSG at the start of July.

The experienced right back is said to have received an approach from Tottenham Hotspur regarding a move to North London, according to Duncan Castles on The Transfer Window Podcast.

Castles said: “I understand that there’s been contact with Tottenham Hotspur about the possibility of Dani moving there in what would seem quite a strange addition for Tottenham, given that this is a club that’s focused on younger players, players whose value will increase, players they can get on reasonably cheap salaries.”

Alves was said to be earning an eye-watering £230,000 a week with the Ligue 1 side (Telegraph) which would make him Tottenham’s highest paid player ahead of Harry Kane’s £200,000 a week (Sportrac).

With uncertainty over the future of both Kieran Trippier and Serge Aurier ahead of the start of the transfer window, with the pair deemed to be available for transfer (The Sun).

Opinion

It would be rare for Spurs to go out and sign a 36-year-old who with the greatest respect, has had his best years.  However, both Aurier and Trippier continue to prove to be a liability in defence and there is no doubt that Alves can help fill a void – if only for a season.

 

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