Dani Alves: Barca should sign Arsenal's Jack Wilshere
Barcelona's Dani Alves believes the club should move to sign Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere in the summer after the Englishman impressed in the recent Seleção friendly.
Thierry Henry, Cesc Fabregas and Alex Song have all made the switch to the Camp Nou in recent times and Alves would welcome Wishere despite his recent injury problems.
Wishere has had a series of impressive performances since his return from a 15-month layoff and recently starred in England's 2-1 win over Brazil.
"He is a great player who we have met playing against Arsenal and without doubt he can reach the height of the players we have here at Barcelona like Xavi and Iniesta," Alves told reporters.
"He has a lot of quality and a great personality. If I was given the chance to choose, he is a player that I would sign for Barcelona."
Alves believes an experimental team selection by new boss Luiz Felipe Scolari was a factor in the England defeat, although he insists no excuses can be made for the defeat.
"England are a historic team which is not going through its finest period," he continued. "But coming up against a rival like this is always difficult.
"Excuses are not valid in this sport but we had players from Brazil who haven’t played much at all. Because of these circumstances, I think we did a good job. There were good and bad things."