Dani Alves 'ready to face consquences' of turning down Manchester City for PSG

Alves came to an agreement in principle with City, only for the Ligue 1 club to offer improved terms

Mark Critchley
Wednesday 12 July 2017 13:37 BST
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Dani Alves agreed a deal in principle with Manchester City, only to be offered improved terms in France
Dani Alves agreed a deal in principle with Manchester City, only to be offered improved terms in France

Dani Alves has claimed that he is “prepared to face without fear the consequences of decisions” as he prepares to complete a move to Paris Saint-Germain.

The 34-year-old, who left Juventus on a free transfer last month, was expected to reunite with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City having enjoyed four successful years under him at Barcelona.

Alves came to an agreement in principle with City and was poised to sign a two-year contract, only for the Ligue 1 club to offer improved terms.

The full-back underwent a medical in Paris on Tuesday and, prior to confirmation of the move, shared a telling post to his Instagram account.

“Humans are challenged,” the caption read. “Prepare to face without fear the consequences of your decisions, they will come filled with difficulties, but your confidence and your daily hard work will support you.

Alves added: “I am prepared for life since I was a boy, in my heart I have love and passion, in my soul an insatiable thirst to be a champion!”

The Brazil international is expected to be confirmed as a PSG player at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon.

Alves' U-turn will have come as a blow to Guardiola, who is attempting to revamp City's options at full-back this season having released Pablo Zabaleta, Gael Clichy and Bacary Sagna.

Kyle Walker, the Tottenham Hotspur right-back, remains a priority target, though the two clubs are still “sparring” over the fee.

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