The return of the Brazilian side to Barcelona has not left anyone indifferent. Antonio Romero has been very critical in El Larguero with this operation. The journalist considers that this signing would be a source of mockery in the event that Real Madrid had done it.
“What about Alves as a joy in the dressing room sounds like a joke. Signing a semi-retired footballer to give joy from the outside sounds like a joke. Xavi will have something in his head to have said yes. Because in theory he has come with the powers to have said no. What message is Xavi sent to Dest, Sergi Roberto and Mingueza? If this signing is made by Real Madrid, in Spain they are messing around. If any other coach had brought Alves, he would not look the same, “Romero said.
Axel Torres admits that he was surprised to learn of Alves’ return: “I didn’t believe it, I had to read it twice.” Then, Jordi Martí was resigned to the economic straits of Barcelona: “We have little margin and we have to take advantage of everything. The figure for Xavi is 20 for signings and three for salaries. This is what there is.”