Dani Alves returns to Brazil to join Sao Paulo on free transfer

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Former Barcelona right-back, Dani Alves, has returned to Brazil to join boyhood club, Sao Paulo, on a free transfer.

The 36-year-old signed a two-and-a-half-year deal to return to a team in his homeland for the first time since 2002.

“Now, in 2019 I could have picked anywhere to play but I chose to return to Brazil. For my country. For my people. For the club of my heart,” Alves said while explaining the move.

He also won the Best Player of the Tournament award after Brazil defeated Peru 3-1 in the Copa America final in July.

Dani Alves has won 40 trophies, more than any other player in history.