FC Barcelona managed to register Dani Alves and could make him debut in the Copa del Rey

Almost two months after his signing for FC Barcelona was made official, the Brazilian side Dani alves He was ready to debut this season after the Catalan club satisfactorily fulfilled all the requirements for his registration as part of the squad led by Xavi Hernández.

“FC Barcelona has received all the approvals to be able to register Dani Alves. The player is now available for the Linares Deportivo vs. Barcelona”, The Blaugrana team reported this Wednesday via social networks, a few hours before their match for the round of 32 of the Copa del Rey 2021-22.

Alves, 38, spent the last few weeks training with the rest of his teammates to get physically ready in order to get to his re-run in the best possible way. In December, he had already disputed the definition of the Maradona Cup against Boca Juniors, although that match was friendly.

Although the seasoned defender is unlikely to start as a starter, he could have a few minutes. From Barça’s own account they expressed their enthusiasm, as a postcard of the footballer with the phrase “The moment has come” stars in one of their latest publications.

However, not everything is good news for the Barcelona team, because although now they will be able to count on Alves and the return of Ousmane Dembélé, the defenders Samuel Umtiti and Clément Lenglet will miss the match after being left out of the trip to Linarejos due to a gastric illness.

Both had already been left out of the list of summoned that was published a day before. With these losses, Xavi will only have twelve players from the first team available and 9 who have a subsidiary file.