Paris Saint-Germain have hijacked Manchester City’s deal with Dani Alves by offering the Brazilian almost double what the Civilians had agreed to pay. Alves experienced a hugely successful 2016/17 season with Juventus, in which he won the Serie A and reached the Champions League final.
Pep Gaurdiola is said to be furious with Alves’ decision to join PSG on a two-year contract. The City manager was hoping for a reunion with the player, but now must look elsewhere for another full-back.
Alves is set to earn around £25 million in wages over the next two years (£230,000 per week). City are reported to have offered the player around £6 million in wages (£115,000 per week). The Manchester side will now look to Tottenham’s Kyle Walker as a possible replacement for Pablo Zabaleta in the right-back position.
City were expected to make a number of high profile signing this summer, but have so far only managed to bring two new players to the Etihad, goalkeeper Ederson and former Monaco man Bernardo Silva.