Dani Alves has not renewed his contract with Paris Saint-Germain which expires on 30th June 2019. According to a report from DailyMail, Paris Saint-Germain defender Dani Alves is eyeing a move to the Premier League as he believes top English clubs provide more stability than PSG.
The Ligue 1 side have offered a 1-year contract extension but the Brazillian is holding out for a two-year contract according to Brazillian outlet UOL. Officials at the Ligue1 side are getting increasingly frustrated as a consequence.
Alves signed with PSG from Juventus at a time when he was garnering a lot of interest from England with the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City all interested in attaining the Brazillian’s services.
He even told Pep Guardiola that he would join the Citizens before finally signing with PSG back in 2017. Let’s take a look at three possible destinations where Alves could end up on a free transfer.
The Brazillian, who turned 36 earlier in the month, could sign for the Red Devils. Alves is one versatile defender and can fill in other positions in midfield or defence if called upon. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who likes to experiment with his line up can certainly use a player of Alves’ pedigree especially after the departure of Antonio Valencia.
The Brazillian will bring some stability to a lacklustre United defence and his attitude and personality in the dressing room can certainly lift spirits at the start of the new season.
Alves could move on a free transfer to Etihad to reunite with his former boss in Pep Guardiola. The pair seem to have mutual respect for each other and have lifted many titles together at Barcelona. Alves once said, ‘Guardiola’s coaching is better than s*x’, which goes on to show how much respect the Brazillian has for his former gaffer.
With Danilo to Inter Milan talks strengthening, a move for Alves could certainly be on the cards.
A move to Arsenal isn’t a bad option for the Brazillian. Alves and Unai Emery never had a fruitful relationship during Spaniard’s time with the Ligue 1 club but from an economic point of view, this makes perfect sense for a club like Arsenal. The Gunners are unlikely to have a big purse in the summer transfer window and might have to pull off some canny acquisitions.