Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed the signing of Dani Alves on a free transfer.
The former Barcelona and Juventus star has agreed a stunning deal worth £230,000-a-week with the French giants. In fact, this mammoth contract offer is understood to be the main reason behind the full-back snubbing Manchester City.
The veteran defender was all set to reunite with Pep Guardiola at the Etihad, but Alves has now revealed that he chose to move to PSG instead, where he can win guaranteed silverware.
The 34-year-old told the media: “If Pep Guardiola and Manchester City feel hurt, I am sorry. But I have come here to be a champion. There’s a very interesting project in Paris. I have friends here, I’m a man who loves challenges.
“I’ve had the pleasure of winning the Champions League three times and I want to bring my experience here. The president had a great power of persuasion. I like to make history. We can write it together here. The work that the club has been doing over the past several years is very encouraging. It’s an ambitious team.”
Furthermore, whilst speaking at his official unveiling in the French capital, the Brazilian revealed that he had attracted interest from other English clubs as well, but he eventually chose PSG as his next destination.
“I had interest not just from Manchester City, but also other English clubs. I often said the Premier League interested me a great deal, they had an interesting project and I spoke with Man City officials. However, I have friends here in Paris and my wife loves the city,” said the decorated defender.
“I was a little selfish when I went to Juve. I didn’t listen to my wife or friends. This time, I tried to be less selfish and to please everyone. I believe in happiness, that’s why I came here.”
Written by Kunal Kambli
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