Dani Alves offers details of his failed move to Liverpool in 2006


Dani Alves has had some career.

The Brazilian international is now 34-years-old, but he has a plethora of trophies behind him as well as the notable achievement of being apart of a Barcelona side that many regard as the greatest of all-time.

He won La Liga six times, the Champions League three times and the Copa del Rey four times and he did the double in his lone season with Juventus, but now he is plying his trade at Paris Saint-Germain in pursuit of winning trophies in another country.

It seemed as if Alves was destined to finally play in the Premier League this year when Pep Guardiola made reuniting with his former full-back a priority in the summer, but Alves spurned his advances at the last minute.

However, according to Alves, it's not the first time a move to the Premier League has been scuppered at the last minute for right-back.

“I pretty much had an agreement with Liverpool,” the marauding defender told FourFourTwo.

"But for whatever reason it didn’t happen at the last moment and I really don’t know why, as I wasn’t the one conducting the negotiations.

"I had other people representing me back then."


We're sure Liverpool didn't lose too much sleep over the collapse of that deal. They had the steady Steve Finnan in their ranks!

Alves would stay with Sevilla for another year before moving on to Barcelona, but he had a couple more failed moves before that could happen.

“Something similar happened later in my career with Chelsea and Real Madrid.


"Of course, it all worked out happily for the Cules [Barcelona supporters] in the end, and also for me as I was able to write an amazing story at the Camp Nou instead.”

Pretty crazy to think how different Spanish football could have been if Alves had played for Madrid rather than Barcelona, but as the full-back remarked, everything certainly did work out well for him and Barcelona.

Alves's current side, PSG, secured their qualification for the knockout stages of the Champions League on Tuesday night.

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