Dani Alves reveals how he almost signed with Real Madrid and Liverpool


Dani Alves reveals how he almost signed with Real Madrid and Liverpool

El lateral derecho brasileño del PSG, Dani Alves.

Gonzalo Fuentes


The Brazilian spoke to FourFourTwo and explained why he left Sevilla, nearly joined Real Madrid and why he will always be thankful to Pep Guardiola.

Dani Alves was interviewed by FourFourTwo in which he explained how his career might have taken a very different path.

First, he explains how he was close to signing with Liverpool: "I was in advanced talks with Liverpool, but the reason I didn't sign with them in the end, I don't know, I wasn't the only one driving the negotiations. I have other people representing me since then." The club ended up bringing in Jermaine Pennant and Alvaro Arbeloa in that same window. 

Then, Alves revealed how he was close to signing with Real Madrid before he moved to Barcelona and made history in Pep Guardiola's side and forged an incredible career for himself. "Something similar happened later in my career between Chelsea and Real Madrid. I suppose in the end things worked out well for Barcelona and for me too, because I was able to write history at the Camp Nou after that."

Playing and making a name for himself at Sevilla, Alves also explains why he had to leave the Andalusian club, "I wanted to win things that, unfortunatly, I couldn't win at Sevilla. We were close, but I don't like being close."

It was at this time, when he decided to leave Sevilla, that Barcelona appeared on the radar, "Six months after that, the transfer window opened, and I learned about Barca's interest. I said that I would like to play with them because of the historics Brazilian players that had bee there, the size of the club and the style of football."

The PSG player said his decision was correct in the end, "It was a success and I will always be thankful to Pep Guardiola, Txiki Begiristain and Joan Laporta for giving me the opportunity to turn into such a big star."

Finally, the Brazilian didn't hide his interest in one day playing in the Premier League, "I still have ambition but I don't know if it will happen. I think that first I have a lot of things to do at PSG."

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