In a shocking turn of events and what can possibly be termed as the hijack of the window so far, PSG seem to have snapped up Dani Alves right from under the nose of English giants Manchester City who had Pep Guardiola at the helm. The manager who had nurtured the Brazilian into one of the world’s most devastating fullback is likely to watch in dismay at the latest events unfold.
City had a deal in principle with the former Barcelona man but a late round of phone calls and convincing made sure the player had a change of heart, believed to be with the help of a significant increase in wage, as was expected of a player in the twilight of his career.
He is now set to enjoy a more colourful lifestyle as is associated with Paris and earn a mind-numbing figure weekly and at the same time compete for top honours in the country and be a contender for the coveted Champions League.
The contract is believed to be of 2-years and this is likely to be his final club after which the Brazilian is likely to hang up his boots. PSG relinquished the Ligue 1 title to Monaco last season and this year will be even more challenging for them as the Parisians have to reclaim the throne which they had come to be so used to and also continue their till-now futile attempts to conquer Europe.
On the other hand, it will be a crushing blow to Pep Guardiola and he will have to go back to haggling with Spurs for the services of Kyle Walker.