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'This Is the Most Amazing Football': Dani Alves Hints at Premier League Switch Before Retirement

90min logo 90min 12/11/2018 Harry Thompson
Daniel Alves da Silva holding a football ball: FC Girondins de Bordeaux v Paris Saint Germain - Ligue 1 © Jean Catuffe/GettyImages FC Girondins de Bordeaux v Paris Saint Germain - Ligue 1

​Dani A​lves - the most decorated active footballer in the game - has claimed 'it is not possible' that he will not play in the Premier League during his career. 

The Brazilian, now 35, is currently playing with French champions Paris Saint-Germain, but that isn't stopping him from thinking about a move to the 'amazing' English ​Premier League.

a person with a football ball on a field: Paris Saint Germain v EA Guingamp - Ligue 1 © Aurelien Meunier/GettyImages Paris Saint Germain v EA Guingamp - Ligue 1

Speaking to the ​Telegraph, Alves was adamant he would make the move one day. 

“The idea that I might finish my career without going to the Premier League, it is not possible," he began.

"For sure, this is the most amazing football in the world. First, because of the respect for the players from the fans, and then because of the passion on the pitch." he added.

a baseball player holding a bat: FBL-FRA-LIGUE1-PSG-RENNES © FRANCK FIFE/GettyImages FBL-FRA-LIGUE1-PSG-RENNES

Alves also seemed to suggest that he is willing to make the move to England in a potentially non-playing role, saying: "If I can play, that would be perfect, but I will make it there one way or the other.”

The former Barcelona man previously had the chance to make the switch to England back in 2017, when he was tracked by Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola. It looked certain that the move would go through, only for the Brazilian to choose PSG at the eleventh hour, although he claims the decision to do so pained him.

"Turning him down was painful. In football terms he was one of the most amazing people I have known, completely obsessed with his work, but how he treated people was special, especially me.”

a group of football players on a field: Barcelona's coach Pep Guardiola (R) spea © JAVIER SORIANO/GettyImages Barcelona's coach Pep Guardiola (R) spea

Should ​Alves become available to Premier League clubs, the Brazilian full-back will surely not be short of admirers. He has won 38 major trophies during his illustrious career and will bring a wealth of experience to any potential suitors.

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