CONFIRMED! Dani Alves snubs reunion with Pep Guardiola and signs for PSG

first_img Dani Alves Dani Alves has completed a move to Paris Saint-Germain – delivering a huge transfer blow to Manchester City.The 34-year-old had been expected to join Pep Guardiola’s side after Juventus agreed to his request for an early release from his contract.City boss Guardiola is desperate to land a new right-back and is understood to have earmarked Alves, who played under him at Barcelona, as a priority signing.But it emerged this week that PSG made a late bid to secure the Brazilian’s signature by offering him a huge £230,000-a-week deal.And Alves has opted to join the French side ahead of City, with his signing announced on Wednesday afternoon.Attack-minded right-back Alves, who won the Champions League three times with Barca and LaLiga on six occasions, has agreed a deal running until June 2019 with last season’s Ligue 1 runners-up.“I am extremely happy to sign for PSG,” he said. “In recent years I’ve witnessed the tremendous growth of this club, which has became a strong force in European football.“It is very exciting to become part of this great project. At every club where I’ve been, I’ve always given my best to help the team go as far as possible. Believe me, I’ve come to Paris to win things.“I recognise the ambitions of my new club and the expectations of our many supporters around the world. I’m sure we’re going to share some great moments.”Having missed out on Alves, City will step up their bid to bring in a new right-back. Tottenham’s Kyle Walker has also been linked with a switch to the Etihad. 1last_img

Leave a Reply