Real Reason Why Alves Snubbed Pep Revealed?
Real Reason Why Dani Alves Snubbed Pep Guardiola Revealed?
Dani Alves snubbed a reunion with Pep Guardiola at the last minute to join Paris Saint-Germain, and the reason for his late change of mind has now reportedly been revealed.
The Brazilian was all set to join City on their United States pre-season tour before PSG hijacked the transfer at the 11th hour.
Many wondered why the 34-year-old snubbed a reunion with Guardiola after they worked together successfully during their time at the Camp Nou.
Initial reports suggested that a whopping £230 000 (R4 million) a week contract, double what City had offered, was the reason behind Alves' change of mind.
However, Brazilian outlet Globo Esporte has now claimed that Neymar had already told his close friend he would be joining PSG in this window, which is why Alves decided to the join the French giants.
Neymar remains closely linked with a world record switch to PSG even though reports suggest that senior Barca players, including Lionel Messi and Gerard Pique, have spoken to the 25-year-old to convince him to stay at the Camp Nou.
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