DANI ALVES is clear to finally make his second Barcelona debut five years after leaving the club.
The 38-year-old returned to the Catalan giants in November but they had to wait until January 3 to register him.
Barca confirmed the iconic right-back is clear to play for them again.
And he could play in Barca’s Copa del Rey game at Linares Deportivo on Wednesday.
Alves was included in Wednesday’s squad list for the game.
But there was an asterisk next to his name as the registration was not yet confirmed.
But the Spanish FA cleared him to play and he is expected to make his second debut on Wednesday.
Alves has technically made his debut already – he played in a friendly against Boca Juniors last month.
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The Brazilian spent eight years at the Nou Camp outfit between 2008 and 2016.
He won LaLiga six times, three Champions Leagues and three Club World Cups.
Alves returned to Barca in November after terminating his Sao Paulo contract.
The legendary full-back spent a year at Juventus before two years at Paris Saint-Germain after he left the Nou Camp.
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He returned to Barca training on Sunday after he and Jordi Alba returned negative Covid tests.
New signing Ferran Torres and Pedri tested positive earlier this week leaving Xavi with a selection headache.
Ousmane Dembele, Gavi, Samuel Umtiti, Sergino Dest, Philippe Coutinho and Ez Abde are some of the other stars to have caught the virus.
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