Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil star Dani Alves tosses entryway open to Premier League move
DANI ALVES has revealed he would love a move to the Premier League before his glistening 17-year vocation arrives at an end.
The veteran Brazilian is viewed as the protector who reclassified the customary methods for a full-back – with aggressive attacking down the flanks now common across the modern game.
Alves, 35, has more trophies than any other active player in the game following his spells with Barcelona, Juventus and his current club Paris Saint-Germain.
And if he was to hang up his boots now there is no doubting he would be a standout amongst the most beautified players ever.
But the Brazilian has one gaping hole in his career which he can’t overlook – playing in the Premier League.
What’s more, he has uncovered he is tingling to play in the English best division before he calls time on his vocation.
Addressing the Telegraph, he stated: “The idea that I might finish my career without going to the Premier League, it isn’t conceivable »
“For sure, this is the most amazing football in the world. First, because of the respect for the players from the fans, and after that due to the enthusiasm on the pitch.
If I can play, that would be perfect, that would be impeccable, yet I will make it there one way or the other. »
Alves also spoke about his relationship with Pep Guardiola and dismissing a move to the Etihad for his PSG switch in 2017.
He said: « Turning him down was painful. In football terms he was one of the most amazing people I have known, totally fixated on his work, yet how he treated individuals was unique, particularly me. »
Juazeiro-born Alves has set his sights on many more seasons previously he resigns.
His interview with the Telegraph coincides with the release of a documentary showing the rise of the great Barca team that Guardiola brought such a great amount of progress to.
‘Take the ball, pass the ball’ is now on screen at OurScreen Cinemas.