The veteran Brazilian has agreed on a lower salary than the rest of the Barcelona squad to seal a dream return.
Dani Alves has reportedly become the lowest-paid player at FC Barcelona.
Five years on since his initial departure, Alves is back at Barcelona. The veteran right-back has rejoined the club on a contract until the end of the season. He completed his medical on Monday, will attend evening training on the same day, and will later be presented at Camp Nou on Wednesday.
Not only does the 38-year-old cost the debt-ridden Barca nothing in terms of transfer fee, but he also takes little in salary.
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) November 15, 2021
A cheap coup for Barca
According to Diario Sport, Alves has agreed to become the lowest-paid member of the senior squad. There are bonus-related clauses included in his contract, with some of them related to silverware.
The Catalan outlet didn’t state exactly how much Barcelona will pay the Brazil international, although it did claim he is happy with his deal.
For Alves, the chance to return to Barcelona is more important than money. He would’ve preferred a contract until the end of the calendar year, as clubs do in the Brazilian league. That would’ve taken him right up to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. However, he accepted an offer until June and Barcelona will then decide whether or not to extend it.
The six-time La Liga winner will be able to make his second Barca debut in the new year once the January transfer window opens. He spoke for the first time about his comeback at the weekend.