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Alves snubbed Man City for PSG to win more silverware

Date Posted,July 12, 2017

Dani Alves has revealed he snubbed Manchester City and Pep Guardiola because he feels he has a better chance of success with Paris St Germain.

Alves, who played under Guardiola at Barcelona, rejected the chance of a reunion with his old boss to join PSG.

Brazilian Alves will earn £230,000-a-week at PSG, more than double what City were prepared to pay the 34-year-old.

But while City claim Alves priced himself out of a move to them, with the Blues unwilling to match PSG’s pay, the player himself said his decision was based on where he felt he had his best chance of adding to his already glittering CV.

Alves left Juventus last month (Image: THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Alves turned down a move to Manchester City (Image: THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)

“There’s a very interesting project in Paris,” said Alves.

“I have friends here, I’m a man who loves challenges.

“If Pep Guardiola and Manchester City feel hurt, I am sorry. But I have come here to be a champion.

Alves shows his new PSG shirt with Nasser Al-Khelaifi (Image: THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Alves will wear No.32 at PSG (Image: THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)

“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.”

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