Barca ready to sell full back Alves to Man City, says CruyffBy ANI
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
LONDON - Barcelona’s honorary president and former Dutch international Johan Cruyff believes the Spanish club is ready to sell 25-million-pound-rated Dani Alves to Manchester City.
Attacking fullback Alves is nearing the end of his Barca contract, and Cruyff thinks Barcelona might cash in on the Brazil star while they can.
The Sun quoted the Dutch legend, as saying: “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 drew comparisons between the deal Barca reached with City over Yaya Toure and the possible swoop for 27-year-old Alves.
Cruyff said: “If he goes, negotiations will be simple. We will say ‘Thanks, goodbye and good luck’. (ANI)