Brazilian defender, Dani Alves was set to join English club, Manchester City, but in a last minute u-turn, signed for Ligue 1 giants, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).
Alves, 34, moved from Juventus, having been released from his contract, but surprised many football fans.
He signed a contract that keeps him at PSG until June 2019.
PSG were able to convince the Juventus and former Barcelona defender to join them and offered significantly more money than City – £230,000-a-week rather than the Premier League club’s offer of around £120,000. The deal was confirmed at a press conference in Paris on Wednesday.
Alves told PSG’s website: “I am extremely pleased to join. In recent years I have been able to watch from outside the tremendous growth of this club, which has become a force in European football. It is very exciting to be a part of this great project.
“At all the clubs where I’ve played I’ve always given my best to help my teams go as high as possible. 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.”
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At the PSG press conference, Dani Alves said, “I came here to play with (Marco) Verratti. I hope that he can help us achieve this dream (UCL).”
“If Pep Guardiola & Manchester City feel hurt, I am sorry… I have come here to be a champion.
“PSG have been flirting with me for a long time, for 3 years, and now we are married (laughs).”