Originally written on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 2/19/13
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Dani Alves has urged Jack Wilshere to become the latest Arsenal star to join Barcelona . Alves has been impressed by the 21-year-old midfielder and is keen for him to join Cesc Fabregas and Alex Song in leaving the Emirates Stadium for the Catalan club. "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 [Andres] Iniesta," said Alves, quoted in the Daily Telegraph. "He has a lot of quality and a great personality. If I were given the chance to choose, he is a player that I would sign for Barcelona." Alves lined up against Wilshere at Wembley in an international friendly earlier this month, with England emerging as 2-1 winners, but the right-back does not feel the defeat was too significant. "England are a historic team which is not going through its finest period," Alves added. "But coming up against a rival like this is always difficult. "Excuses are not valid in this sp...
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