Fc Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez has made his first signing for the club.
Fc Barcelona has confirmed on their website that they have reached an agreement in principle with Dani Alves as he is set to make a return to the club.
The Brazilian defender will join the first team for the remainder of the season; he will be training with the team but not make a match appearance until January.
The new head coach Xavi pushed the club to bring back his former team-mate as he needs an experienced hand.
The website statement read, “FC Barcelona and Dani Alves have agreed in principle for the player to join the football first team for the remainder of the current season. The Brazilian will be joining training from next week but will not be able to play until January.
Barcelona Signs Dani Alves Again
38-year-old Dani Alves initially signed in the summer of 2008 after five seasons in Sevilla.
During his first stint at Barcelona, the right-back had 391 appearances in eight seasons and scored 23 goals.
Alves, who is notorious for his attacking play from the right side of the field, left the Catalan club for Juventus in 2016 and has since played for Paris Saint Germain in France and Sao Paulo in Brazil.
Alves, who holds the record for most trophies won by an individual, have boasted 46 trophies for club and country; 23 won in Barcelona.
Xavi will be making more signings by January to help change the club’s fortune and return to their traditional tiki-taka way of playing.