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Alves: Why I Snubbed Pep

Dani Alves: Why I Snubbed Pep Guardiola

By David Kappel - Jul 13, 2017 10:45 AM @kappilinho

Former FC Barcelona right back Dani Alves snubbed a chance to reunite with his ex-coach Pep Guardiola and now explained why.

Read: Revealed: The Whopping Contract That Made Alves Snub Pep Reunion

The 34-year-old had been heavily linked with a move to Manchester City, with the Citizens confident he would join the club’s pre-season tour in the US this week.

However, an attempt at the eleventh hour by Paris Saint-Germain, who reportedly offered the Brazilian double the wages of Man City, has lured him to France.

Alves was asked why he snubbed the chance to reunite with Guardiola and apologised to his former coach.

“If Guardiola and Manchester City feel hurt by my decision, I am sorry. But I have come here to be a champion,” he said, as quoted by Sport.

“I have friends here and my wife loves the city. I was a bit selfish when I left Juventus. This time I tried to be less so and to please everyone, that’s why I decided to come here.

“If Pep feels hurt, I apologise.”

He went on to explain why he decided to snub Manchester City and instead joined the French giants.

“But above all, it's the club's unending desire to grow and to be one of the heavyweights in European and world football,” he told PSG’s official website.

“So it's not just this magnificent city that has drawn me here - this great club's ambitions are also very attractive.

“I really like the manner in which Paris Saint-Germain have marked footballing history and continue to want the same thing, signing big players and showing a lot of desire out on the pitch.

“It's the sporting side of things that really made up my mind to come here."

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Do you think Alves made the right call in snubbing Pep? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Derrick.com Joined: 23 Aug 2016
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Derrick.com Jul 17, 2017 09:53 PM
Menemene ndini!!!!!!!!!!!
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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Jul 14, 2017 08:25 PM
It was his decision to see do what's nbest for him.
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Cbucsok Jul 14, 2017 04:51 AM
Mxm! Lies! It's all about the money, PSG offered more and had Man City offered more he would be saying that he loves Manchester so much.
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Calvinati¢ Jul 14, 2017 03:00 AM
One season then he will be in China
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Khosi-City Jul 13, 2017 08:52 PM
In age of 34 money talk so I understand
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Zugo48 Jul 13, 2017 07:28 PM
Bloody Judas...Dani Alves...but it's not a big deal because Walker is heading to the Etihad.
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thobz09 Jul 13, 2017 02:50 PM
I don't like EPL but because now it has most of the best coaches in the world competing for the league. I wanted him to go to city.
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musa005 Jul 13, 2017 02:13 PM
So now the PSG back four will be Brazilian only
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KINGSAM Jul 13, 2017 02:09 PM
You are still angry at Pep because of how he treated Eric Abidal. Done
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Faysal Jul 13, 2017 02:00 PM
Nice one player
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Rambo kingdom Commando Jul 13, 2017 01:16 PM
Aslong as you followed your heart Alves.n contineu playing a beautful football that the world know you with it. That gud for the PSG
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onthemountaingz Jul 13, 2017 01:11 PM
I'm so dejected learning that Alves had to snub mancity over psg cz i was anticipating the nuclear weapon Guardiolla is inventing de anyway wish him good luck
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onthemountaingz Jul 13, 2017 01:04 PM
He might vanish from spotlight but pocketing a lump sum of money is a bonus for him considering his age,im happy for him
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Triggermental Jul 13, 2017 12:52 PM
He knew that premier league is tough he's like di maria & Falcao
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Khosification Amu86 Jul 13, 2017 12:50 PM
This guy will play at de highest level for the next 3 years
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Regilson o yellow Jul 13, 2017 12:44 PM
man city also want to grow like psg but double to what he were suppose to get at city lured him to psg period, he is still the number one right back in the world
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MacG* Jul 13, 2017 12:38 PM
Good move Dani... sometimes Pep treats his players like pigs
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Zakes2324 Jul 13, 2017 12:19 PM
Money lured him to Paris
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Alba the end Jul 13, 2017 12:19 PM
He made a good choice coz in m city he was going to be a bench warm
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Poviedj Jul 13, 2017 12:12 PM
Nop he's dump

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