Alves and a warm reception from Barcelona fans.. Video of the barefoot veteran at the Camp Nou
Brazilian Dani Alves received a warm reception from Barcelona fans for the second time in his career, and he appeared at the Camp Nou barefoot, today, Wednesday.
The 38-year-old right-back, who wore a full suit during his presentation, signed a contract until the end of the current season and appeared at the Camp Nou with club president Joan Laporta before speaking to thousands of fans.
“I’m more handsome than when I left. Again I’m here. If you remember the last time I held that mic, that means I don’t know when my dream will end. But I’m here again, and I’m still dreaming. You make me feel special, as one,” Alves said. From you. This is something that will never change. Long live Barcelona, long live Catalonia.”
Alves played for Barcelona between 2008 and 2016, winning the League 6 times, the Champions League 3 times, and the Club World Cup, among other achievements.
The Brazilian player will wear the number 8 shirt in his second spell with the Catalan club, and said he wanted to honor two of the club’s legends who wore the same number.
“Everyone should honor the greats while they are alive, so I will wear the number 8 shirt to show my appreciation for Andres Iniesta and Hristo Stoichkov.”
Alves, who passed his medical this week, has the option to extend his contract for another season. He cannot play until next January, but he has started training with his teammates.
Barcelona is ninth in the league with 17 points.