Dani Alves sets future deadline, explains why PSG departure is likely

Date published: Monday 17th June 2019 2:54

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Dani Alves has hinted that Paris Saint-Germain’s failure in the Champions League last season will mean he will be moving this summer.

The 36-year-old full-back signed for PSG in 2017, but his contract expires at the end of the month and he has suggested the club’s disappointing season last term will see him move on.

Alves recovered from a cruciate ligament injury to play 32 times as PSG won the Ligue 1 title, but that was as good as it got for the Parisiens, who were knocked out of the Champions League by Man Utd and who lost to Rennes in the Coupe de France final.

Alves told Sport: “Right now, I am 100 percent focused on Brazil and having a great Copa America. After that, I will decide my future — whether I stay or go.

“I do not know what will happen at the moment. My future will depend on the offer that is put forward to me. I am passionate about PSG’s people — those who care about the club and are part of it. However, in sporting terms, we did not achieve the results we had hoped to. I need a team that really knows how to compete for its goals.”

French outlet RMC Sport report that Alves is leaving and a switch to the Premier League a possibility for the Brazilian, who almost joined Man City two years ago.

Alves said he was tempted by City’s offer in July 2017, but he admitted the draw of the French capital was too strong.

“There was not only interest from Manchester City but from other English clubs,” he said at his unveiling, in quotes carried by L’Equipe.

 

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