Why Alves dumped Guardiola for PSG

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Dani Alves pictured as he was unveiled by PSG despite coming close to signing for Manchester City.Dani Alves pictured as he was unveiled by PSG despite coming close to signing for Manchester City.


Dani Alves has turned his back on a reunion with Pep Guardiola and have chosen to join Manchester City instead, leaving the former Barcelona boss fuming.

But it has been revealed that a stunning £12million-a-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain meant the Brazilian chose Paris rather than Manchester.

Guardiola had been hoping to reunite with Alves by bringing him to Manchester City, with the defender even mutually cancelling his contract with Juventus, but Guardiola has now been left seething at the Brazilian’s decision to snub City after terms had been thrashed out on a two-year deal.

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He is set to be unveiled as a PSG player on Wednesday afternoon, however, after finalising a contract worth £230,000 a week in the French capital. The club have confirmed they will hold a press conference at 4pm local time.

City had already made plans for Alves to be involved in their tour to the USA and expected him to join their squad this week.

The 34-year-old was allowed time to finish his holiday, such was Guardiola’s confidence that he would become a City player. City were unaware of PSG's interest until reports surfaced in France last weekend.

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