Brazil international Dani Alves has confirmed that he would be parting ways with Paris Saint-Germain after spending two seasons at the helm. The right-sided defender was a regular feature during his time with the French champions but he has chosen to take up a fresh challenge after opting against a contract extension.
“Today I close another cycle in my life, a cycle of victory, learning and experiences. I would like to thank the PSG family for the opportunity to together build a page in the history of this club. "I would like to thank all the staff for their affection, respect and complicity from day one. You make this club a little more special,” he wrote on Instagram.
Despite the trailing age, Alves has continued to perform at a high level and he is currently with the Brazilian national team at the Copa America. The veteran has refused to speak about the next challenge but there have been rumours suggesting that he could head to the Premier League ahead of next season.
The 36-year-old has previously talked about a potential reunion with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City but that option may not come about this summer after previously turning down their advances to join Les Parisiens. Instead, he could have the chance of linking up with Unai Emery at Arsenal after previously working with the Spaniard at Parc des Princes.
The Gunners are on the hunt for a new right-sided defender after the release of Stephan Lichtsteiner and Alves could fit their requirements, given they won’t have to spend any transfer fees. The Capital outfit are said to be working on a restricted budget for the summer and part of their transfer decision could be funded with the departure of some first-team stars. Mesut Ozil, Mohamed Elneny and Lucas Torreira are among those, who could head through the exit door.
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