Barcelona have reached an agreement to re-sign 38-year-old defender Dani Alves - five years after he left the Nou Camp for Juventus. Image Credit: Reuters

Barcelona: Veteran full back Dani Alves is returning to Barcelona at age 38, the Spanish club said.

Barcelona said it reached an agreement in principle with Alves to finish out the rest of the season with the team. The Brazilian will arrive as a free agent since he left Sao Paulo in September.

Playing as an attack-minded right back, Alves formed part of Barcelona’s greatest era from 2008 to 2016. He helped it win 23 titles, including three Champions League trophies and six Spanish leagues.

Former teammate

He scored 23 goals in 391 games for Barcelona before he left to play for Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and then Sao Paulo.

He will now play for former teammate Xavi Hernandez, who also returned to the club last week as its coach.

Alves will join American Sergino Dest, Oscar Mingueza and Sergi Roberto as players who can fill the right back position for Barcelona.