Dani Alves is back at Barcelona, that receives the Brazilian with great joy, because since his departure he could never find someone who cou
Barcelona: How much did you invest in trying to replace Dani Alves?
Dani Alves is back at Barcelona, that receives the Brazilian with great joy, because since his departure he could never find someone who could successfully replace him. Neither in the quarry nor with millions of euros invested the blaugranas They found a player who would take over the right wing with the authority and capacity that at the time that of Bahia.
The side defender was officially presented this Wednesday at the Camp Nou and although he will have to wait to play, his return generates high expectations. Especially since defense is one of the areas in which Barcelona has suffered in recent seasons.
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The Brazilian left the Blaugrana team in 2016 and since then, mainly 8 players paraded with the intention of covering the right back, but none were successful. Douglas, Aleix Vidal, Sergi Roberto, Nelson Semedo, Wagué, Sergiño Dest, Emerson and Óscar Mingueza they failed to stand out on the right wing in a sustained manner.
How much did Barcelona invest in trying to replace Dani Alves?
Of the 8, Mingueza and Sergi are homegrown players of the club and at times they have been a great contribution to the club, but they fail to be a benchmark. The former usually plays more central, while Sergi has rotated through various positions on the field.
As for the other six players, none responded to what the club spent on them. For whom they paid the most was Nelson Semedo, which had a cost of 35 million euros, according Transfermarkt and the year they sold it for 32 million to Wolverhampton. Follow him Dest, which cost 21 million, and that to date has not finished convincing completely with the Blaugranas.
While Vidal had a cost of 17 million and in the end he returned to Sevilla devalued, for 9.3 million euros. As for Emerson, Barcelona paid 12 million to Atlético Mineiro, but sold him for 6 million to Betis. In 2021 he recovered it for 14 million but a few months after announcing his signing they sold him to Tottenham for 25 million, an amount of which a percentage went to the Betis.
Finally, Douglas and Wagué were the ones that cost Barcelona the least at the time, as they paid 4 and 5 million, respectively. Although with neither of them he recovered the investment, since the first one was free and the second, after leaving on loan several times, is currently still with the Blaugranas but injured.
So, in total, Barcelona has spent around 108 million euros in full-back signings, of which it has only recovered 72.3 million, that is, they had a loss of 35.7 million euros.