Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Alves Tells Guardiola Why He Snubbed the Blues

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Alves Tells Guardiola Why He Snubbed the Blues

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DANI Alves has spoken to Pep Guardiola to explain why he opted to join Paris St Germain after agreeing a deal with City.

But the Brazilian rightback says he is not sure whether the Blues boss 'understands my choice'.

City were sure they had Alves in the bag, up until the day before he flew to Paris having been tempted by a £230,000-aweek deal which was twice what the Blues were ready to pay.

And Alves has revealed he made his decision to join Paris on Monday night - when he seems to have informed City - before flying to Paris on Tuesday.

Alves, whose new wife Joana Sanz has a modelling contract in the French capital, claims he still has a friendly relationship with Guardiola, with whom he won everything at Barcelona. …

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