Spurs reportedly open talks with world-class defender


Spurs have reportedly opened talks with Juventus and Brazil star Dani Alves as they look to add title-winning experience to their squad.

Yahoo Sport have it that the former Barcelona right-back is being seriously considered despite his wage demands and age falling out of line with chairman Daniel Levy’s general policy.

Alves won La Liga six times during his time at the Nou Camp, and is set to pick up a Serie A title in his first season at Juve.

Wing-backs are going to be in high demand this summer, especially at Tottenham, where Mauricio Pochettino has been operating with three at the back.


Kyle Walker’s future remains uncertain, though the England international gave fans some hope that he’ll be staying by posting an emotional video dedicated to White Hart Lane on his Twitter account.

Kieran Trippier has been first choice in recent weeks, but it’s still doubtful whether he can become the kind of world-class player Spurs need to step things up a level.

They are therefore willing to offer Alves a two-year deal with the option of a one-year extension. Meanwhile, the 34-year-old will only join if he is given assurances about playing time, as he has one eye on competing in the World Cup next year.

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