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Alves joins Paris Saint-Germain on free transfer
July 12, 2017 / 2:55 PM / 4 months ago

Alves joins Paris Saint-Germain on free transfer

LONDON (Reuters) - Dani Alves has completed a surprise move to Paris Saint-Germain, the French club said on Wednesday.

Football Soccer - Paris St Germain new player Brazilian Dani Alves - Parc des Princes, Paris, France - July 12, 2017. Paris St Germain's charmain and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi (L) and Dani Alves attend a news conference. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

“I am extremely happy to have joined PSG,” Alves said after signing a two-year contract following his release by Juventus.

“The past few years I saw the formidable growth of the club and its place as one of the strong teams in European football. It is exciting to be a part of this grand project,” added the 34-year-old full-back.

The Brazilian had seemed likely to link up with his former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.

Alves spent four years under Guardiola in Spain, winning the Champions League twice in that time, but a reunion never materialised.

Reporting by Pete Hall; Editing by Christian Radnedge

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