Less than a month ago, Pep Guardiola and his associates at Manchester City were sure that Dani Alves would be their new right-back. The Brazilian had been set free by Juventus, and had claimed to be a huge fan of the Premier League, implying that a reunion with Guardiola would be great.
Soon after that, he shocked his former coach – among many others – signing at Paris Saint-Germain instead. One of the people he had talked to about this subject was Neymar, as he revealed talking to the Press after PSG’s 2-0 win over Amiens on the first day of the new Ligue 1 season.
I talked to him about the possibility. He recommended me to come here. He suggested that I come to the club. I said I wanted to leave Juventus, and he was thinking of coming here
Alves told reporters, before talking about how excited everyone is at PSG to have Neymar on board, and how eager they are to see him play.
There is anticipation because of the football he plays and his will to show it to the world. You take a giant step when you have a player of this level to play against the other teams. This team will get a quality leap forward
the Brazilian said.