When Bayern Munich purchased Dante from Borussia Mönchengladbach in 2012, they were getting an excellent 29 year old defender. Now, in 2015, it's high time to ask if time has passed by Dante. The Brazilian struggled in his first season under Pep Guardiola. Then, last summer, he followed it up with an absolutely disastrous performance in the World Cup against Germany. So, the 2014-15 season could only get better for Dante, right? Well...
His Season Performance
Nobody on FC Bayern was as consistently inconsistent during the 2014-15 season as Dante. The centerback found himself caught out up the field way too many times to satisfy any supporter throughout the campaign. At other times, he looked like the stellar centerback that everyone knows he can be. So stellar, in fact, that Pep Guardiola said that he wished he had "1000 Dantes in his team". However, on the whole, it appears that Dante has reached the peak of his career and is now steadily in decline. The matches in which he played excellently will not be remembered. His defensive gaffes will stick with us.
Next Season Prospects
There's really no telling what's going to happen with Dante this summer. Rumors have been swirling that Louis Van Gaal and Manchester United are interested in bringing in the Brazilian, but it remains to be seen if an official offer will be made. Dante has clearly struggled to adapt to Guardiola's high defensive line, and if he does remain in Munich next season, he'll likely find himself at the back of the centerback rotation, once again.