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Alves: Neymar Convinced Me To Snub Pep's Man City

Dani Alves: Neymar Convinced Me To Snub Pep Guardiola's Manchester City

By Keegan Kruger - Aug 07, 2017 06:00 PM @KeeganKruger

Former FC Barcelona defender Dani Alves has revealed that this countryman Neymar had a role to play in him snubbing the chance to play for Pep Guardiola's Manchester City.

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The Brazilian international decided to leave Serie A giants Juventus after just one season, and it was rumoured he would reunite with his former manager at the Citizens in the Premier League.

The 34-year-old decided to sign with Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain instead, however, and it seems a conversation he had with Neymar inspired the last-minute change of plans.

"I talked to him about the possibility (of Neymar joining PSG)," Alves said, as quoted by the Daily Mail.

"He recommended me to come here. He suggested that I came to the club. I said I wanted to leave Juventus, and he was thinking of coming here."

Alves also spoke about what Neymar's signing means for the Parisian club, and tipped him to be a huge success.

"Neymar coming changes PSG's position, for sure. It's inevitable that there are expectations. His greatness brings all that," Alves added.

"There is anticipation because of the football he plays and his will to show it to the world. You take a giant step when you have a player of this level to play against the other teams. This team will get a quality leap forward."

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Having arrived at the club early in July, Alves has already lifted a trophy, when PSG beat Monaco 2-1 in the French Super Cup.

Do you think Alves and Neymar will have a huge impact at PSG? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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Myaka weliPhefeni Aug 08, 2017 09:06 AM
Yes they cn make strong competative team
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STIGA18 Aug 08, 2017 07:25 AM
PSG will always come second to Barcelona n Co
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Sgelekeqe Aug 08, 2017 01:19 AM
@Sgelekeqe@ I am the one and only original Sgelekeqe here. Where did y come from??
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Stanza_waka_Mugwena Aug 07, 2017 10:09 PM
Yes
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WILFRED 101 Aug 07, 2017 09:45 PM
He just went to another easy league...
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sya90 Aug 07, 2017 09:30 PM
Neymar's plan to join Real Madrid...he is afraid to jst go straight lool aay in football, tricks are in and out the soccer field
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Chrisman Aug 07, 2017 08:51 PM
Boring league
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Sgelekeqe@ Aug 07, 2017 08:46 PM
Without a doubt Neymar will succssed @ PSG aa most high profile and proven Brazillains has that character and will 2 b counted when it matters....
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Zakes2324 Aug 07, 2017 07:58 PM
Alves should have known better that there is no friends in this sport so follow ur heart not Neymar
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jujunation4lyf Aug 07, 2017 07:50 PM
A lacky man indeed.as for neymar im afraid he might explode.he is a walking time boom , if he fails to deliver
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kmukume Aug 07, 2017 07:06 PM
Enjoy this whilst it lasts, we shall see on the pitch if it will be the same.
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Mumm_Rubi Aug 07, 2017 06:57 PM
Neymar is a real deal
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NHLOH Aug 07, 2017 06:56 PM
Pep will come back to haunt you
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Golden Boots Aug 07, 2017 06:49 PM
You are a grown man Alves, why would you listen to a small boy who cries whenever the team suffers a loss? True champions know how to lose, they don't cry and kick themselves!
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Hloni'mayeng2 Aug 07, 2017 06:16 PM
Neymar won't disappoint I'm vry xoo of tht... Being a gud player has nothn 2 do wth whr ur playin long as ur talented ur talented

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