Juve deserter Dani Alves hints at Man City move
TURIN- Brazilian wing-back Dani Alves, who recently left Juventus through mutual consent, has spoken out for the first time about his future, hinting at a move to the Premier League and Manchester City in an interview with Brazilian talk show Conversa com Bial, Friday.
Alves, 34, enjoyed a sterling first season at the Juventus stadium, nailing down a regular first-team spot as he helped the Bianconeri to their sixth straight Serie A title, a Coppa Italia win and a Champions League runners-up medal.
“Leaving Juventus on a free transfer? I don’t know what’s happening,” Alves told the Brazilian talk show.
“Have I asked to leave? I’ve left the work to my agents, and they told me they would talk to me once they have found a resolution. If I go it will be without any conflicts, without any problems, as opposed to what is being said,” he added.
“City my next team? Well, everyone knows my admiration for Pep Guardiola,” hinted Alves.
The maverick Brazilian played under current Manchester City boss Guardiola at Barcelona, where he won the Champions League twice in four seasons at the Camp Nou.
This latest hint has fuelled speculation that the pair will reunite next season at the Etihad stadium.
The comments come after Juventus chairman Giuseppe Marotta announced Wednesday that Alves would be leaving the club through a mutual agreement.
Alves’ relationship with the club began to deteriorate after their Champions League final defeat in June, stating that Argentine wonderkid Paolo Dyblala should leave Juventus if he wants to fulfil his true potential.