The 38 year-old legendary Brazilian defender passed up the chance to be reunited with ex-Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola when heading to PSG.
Speaking during a new interview with SporTV in Brazil, Alves revealed his “regret” at not choosing to join Manchester City and reuniting with Pep Guardiola in 2017.
“I regret not going to Manchester City [in 2017] to work with Guardiola again,” he told SporTV.
“When you are with people like him [Guardiola], who always finds a way out, it adds a lot to you. My regret was not having gone to work with him again,” Alves added.
“But not for PSG, because the story that I lived at PSG was incredible.”
These Alves’s Regret claim has prompt plenty of Sky Blues to react on social media, with many appearing to be happy he didn’t finally come to the Etihad.
Thank god he didn’t. Walker was incredible and I really liked Danilo.
— City Fan (@ManCity_FanView) May 25, 2021
That guy is a confuse, disrespected us for more money, now he regrets.
— papite (@jgedeon1717) May 25, 2021
Dodged a bullet there
— Josh🦧 (@mcfcjosh9320) May 25, 2021
If I recall correctly he chose PSG over City because his gf wanted to live in Paris rather than Manchester.
— Andy Harris (@andyh5150) May 25, 2021
If we had signed Alves, Zinchenko may have never gotten his chance at City.
— David Speers (@DavySpeers) May 25, 2021
Kyle Walker is clear
— WiselessAsper🇩🇰 (@mohamedamiin2) May 25, 2021
Alves was literally the best wing-back in the modern game, you mad belm. Recreated the position. One of if not the most decorated player in contemporary football.
— Johnny Sausages (@arms_at_night) May 25, 2021
World class player! One of the best ever in his position. But our boys have done super! 💙
— Kriss Magill (@KMagill7) May 25, 2021
dodged a bullet pic.twitter.com/PIklQbeKuo
— 🇵🇸 (@ffskevin_) May 25, 2021