Alves names 3 stars he'd sign at age 38

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Having returned to FC Barcelona as a 38-year-old, Dani Alves has named three players he would sign at the age he is now. 

Alves made a sensational return to the Blaugrana in November 2021 following stints with Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, and Sao Paulo.

The Brazilian spent eight years at the Camp Nou before his departure in 2016, and his homecoming saw him became Barca's first signing under manager Xavi Hernandez.

Scroll through the gallery above to see the three players Alves would sign at 38 years old

The Selecao fullback has already hit the ground running in LaLiga, having grabbed an assist on his second league debut for the Catalans.

Asked during a recent interview with Catalunya Radio if he would sign a player his age, Alves responded: "Would I sign a 38-year-old player?

"I would probably hesitate unless his name was Dani Alves, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, or Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The guys who don't want others to tell them when they have to retire."

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With Messi having left the club in August 2021, Alves also touched on the possibility of the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner's making a return to the Camp Nou.

"It would be nice if he also finished his career here," he added.

"Finishing it [his career] here would be a great gift for him, and the club could take care of it."

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