If only we could be a fly on the wall in whichever room Pep Guardiola was the moment he was told that Dani Alves had agreed to join Paris Saint-Germain…
Almost a month ago he got released by Juventus, leaving them with the impression that he didn’t want to spend a second season with them because he really wanted to team up once more with former coach Guardiola at Manchester City.
He had said the Premier League is a championship he would love to play in. What did he end up doing? Shock many by choosing PSG!
Even last week, Alves and Guardiola met, and according to City sources their manager didn’t feel that there was anything in the air, they spent most of the time discussing how things will be at Etihad Stadium next season.
I am extremely pleased to join Paris Saint-Germain. In recent years, I had been able to watch from the outside the tremendous growth of this club, which has become a stronghold of European football
the Brazilian full-back told PSG’s website after signing his two-year contract.
It is very exciting to play a part in this great project. At all the clubs where I’ve been, I’ve always given the best to help my team go as far as possible
Alves said, before promising ‘great moments’ to PSG’s fans.
Believe me, I also come to Paris to win. I know the ambitions of my new club and the expectations of its many supporters throughout the world. We’re going to share great moments, I’m sure!
PSG’s new number 32 said.
A little earlier, Alves had posted something on his Instagram account, indirectly acknowledging that he will get severely criticized for the way be treated Guardiola and City, but looking ready to deal with all criticism.