Dani Alves has advised FourFourTwo that he made a mistake in becoming a member of Juventus in the summertime of 2016, and revealed why he snubbed a transfer to Manchester Metropolis earlier than the beginning of this season.
Alves, 34, moved to Juve from Barcelona however discovered life tough in Turin. He then appeared sure to be reunited with former Barca boss Pep Guardiola at Metropolis, however did an 11th-hour U-turn and signed for Paris Saint-Germain as a substitute.
“I had already taken the choice to affix Juventus with out trying round first and it type of harmed some individuals near me,” Alves stated. “It wasn’t very simple to discover a flight from Turin to see my youngsters in Barcelona. For my associate it was additionally more durable to seek out work — there weren’t as many job alternatives for her in Turin.
“There have been a number of issues to contemplate, and so they drove me to PSG.
“Guardiola was the principle purpose, above all others, that I used to be contemplating going to play for Manchester Metropolis.
“In the long run, there was a possibility to affix some superb mates at PSG, in an unimaginable metropolis and at a membership that has nice potential. I do know I will help so as to add some optimistic issues to this membership that transcend soccer.”
However Alves didn’t rule out a transfer to England earlier than he hangs up his boots.
He added: “It made extra sense for me to select Paris over Manchester on this event, however I do not cover my admiration for Pep and my will to play within the Premier League sooner or later.”
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