Barcelona legend Johan Cruyff believes Barcelona are ready to sell Brazilian full-back Dani Alves to Manchester City.
Alves’ contract with Barcelona is nearing the end and the Spanish side have failed to agree on a new deal with the Brazilian defender.
Cruyff said: “Barca are a sensational team with or without Alves.
“Is it better to have him with us? Sure. City are interested, though, and it may be better to sell him than wait for his contract to end next year and leave on a free.”
Cruyff compared Alves’ possible exit with Yaya Toure’s move from Barcelona to Manchester City last July.
Cruyff said: “If he goes, negotiations will be simple. We will say ‘Thanks, goodbye and good luck’.
“It’s exactly the same as Toure. Coach Pep Guardiola wants Alves to stay, as he did Toure – but what cannot be, cannot be.”
[Source: The Sun]
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