Brazilian defender Dani Alves has been linked with a sensational return to Spanish La Liga side Sevilla. The rumours of a move back to Sevilla for Daniel Alves was fuelled after the player took to his official Twitter handle earlier this month to tease fans. Dani Alves posted of himself with the caption that suggested that he's returning home to Sevilla.
Dani Alves plays his club football for Sao Paulo in his native Brazil at the moment and his post suggested that a move back to Sevilla is on the horizon but that was not the case. It was later clarified that Dani Alves will be representing the Spanish club at the Esports competition.
Dani Alves and Sevilla have a unique relationship as it was his first club in Europe following his move from Brazil. Dani Alves came through the youth teams at Bahia in his native Brazil before signing for Sevilla on loan for the 2002/03 season. He was signed to a permanent dealat Sevilla following his impressive performance for his country at the 2003 FIFA u-20 World Cup tournament. Dani Alves helped Brazil to win the tournament and was named the third best player at the end of the biennial tournament. He spent six years at Sevilla including the first year, which was on loan as pointed out earlier.
Dani Alves has never played club football for any team in the Premier League but he came close on several occasions. Liverpool could have signed him in June 2006 if they were able to meet the £8m valuation from Sevilla and the Brazilian international fullback could have signed for Chelsea in the following year but they were rebuffed by Sevilla on three occasions. They made three different bids for Dani Alves but were denied the chance to sign the player by the Spanish club. Dani Alves moved to Barcelona in a £23m deal rising to £30m in the following year.