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Defenders on the move: Alves, Semedo and Walker join ICC sides

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Dani Alves joins PSG

Dani Alves was presented yesterday as Paris Saint-Germain’s newest star signing and today took the practice field for the first time.

The defender had been rumored to join Manchester City but ultimately opted for the Parisians.

He arrives from Juventus where he played a key role in the club’s capture of the Serie A title and run to the Champions League final this past season.

Alves came to be known after joining FC Barcelona in 2008 from Sevilla. The Brazilian appeared in almost 250 matches and won a total of 23 titles for the Catalan giants. He has also starred for the Brazilian national team and appeared at the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups.

Semedo Signs with Barcelona

Barcelona today announced the signing of Portuguese defender Nelson Semedo.
The 23-year-old joins the Catalan club from Benfica where starred for the Portuguese champions.

Semedo also recently played a key role for his country’s national team in the recent FIFA Confederations Cup where the Portutuese finished in third place.

City unveil Walker

Manchester City today presented Kyle Walker as the club’s newest marquee player.

The England international arrives from Tottenham where he starred on the right-side of the defence.

“I am thrilled to be signing for City and can’t wait to get started,” the 27-year-old told the club’s website after being presented.

“Pep Guardiola is one of the most respected managers in the world and I feel he can help me take my game to a new level.”