Done Deal: Dani Alves Joins PSG From Juventus
Paris Saint-Germain have completed the signing of Dani Alves after the full-back was allowed to leave Juventus with a year left on his deal, and subsequently agreed a two-year contract with Unai Emery’s men.
PSG confirmed they have signed the former Barcelona and Juventus star on Wednesday. The defender, 34, was linked to Manchester City and a reunion with ex-Barca boss Pep Guardiola for much of the transfer window but has instead opted to move to France.
Alves was allowed to leave Champions League finalists Juventus with a year left on his contract after the 2016-17 season, in which he won Serie A and the Coppa Italia. PSG will attempt to win back the Ligue 1 title from last season’s surprise champions Monaco and Alves is their second signing of the transfer window after left-back Yuri Berchiche’s arrival from Real Sociedad.
Guardiola had let right-backs Bacary Sagna and Pablo Zabaleta leave City at the end of their contracts and Alves appeared set to join the Premier League side, with his change of heart reportedly shocking the Premier League club.
Prior to his sole campaign at Juve, Alves had previously spent eight successful seasons with Barcelona, winning LaLiga six times and the Champions League on three occasions.