Tottenham have reportedly enquired after Dani Alves.
Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with an shock move for Dani Alves.
Alves is a free agent after spending two seasons at PSG.
Here are three reasons why a move for Alves would be a good decision by Tottenham.
Tottenham moving for Alves would be more than just a footballing decision. Signing a player of his status would show Spurs are a club to be taken seriously.
Alves is one of the most decorated players in modern football history. He has won the Champions League three times, plus six La Liga and two 2 Ligue 1 titles. Just this month he lifted the Copa America with Brazil.
A move for Alves would show Spurs are serious about winning trophies, signing a proven winner. If Alves chooses them, it will show how much he believes in their project too.
This could be terrific for Tottenham's ambition, and help attract further top quality players to the club.
Put simply, on a one-year deal, Alves is better than both Kieran Trippier and Serge Aurier.
Neither player were satisfactory options last season, but Spurs have struggled to sell either this transfer window, which has limited their own ambition to address the position.
Signing Alves on a free buys them more time to sell one over the next year, and immediately upgrade the team.
Alves's winning mentality can rub off on the rest of the Tottenham's team.
Signing the veteran would be an unusual departure from Spurs' usual strategy, but for Alves it is worth making an exception for.
Just having Alves in the dressing room and on the pitch for one season can be an enriching experience for a Spurs team which is on the cusp of success, but not quite there yet.
Young talent Kyle Walker-Peters could benefit immeasurably from learning from one of the modern right-back greats.
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