Dani Alves is ready to take a pay cut to join Arsenal
Dani Alves, the former Barcelona and PSG star is ready to take a pay cut to join Arsenal. However, the reduced pay would still see him pocket a hefty £200k-a-week wages.
Dani Alves left PSG this summer as a free agent. However, the Brazilian right back showed at the recently concluded Copa America that he is far from finished. Alves performed brilliantly throughout the tournament as he helped the Selecao clinch South America’s top prize.
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Dani Alves has conquered Spain with Barcelona. He has also won the top flight in Italy and France with Juventus and PSG respectively and It looks like the Brazilian now has his sights on the English premiere league.
Alves to Arsenal
Last year, Dani Alves was quoted as saying:
“The idea that I might finish my career without going to the Premier League, it is not possible.
“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.
“If I can play, that would be perfect, but I will make it there one way or the other.”
The Sun have now reported that Alves is looking for a move to London side Arsenal to that end. He is reportedly even willing to take a pay cut. The Brazilian superstar was earning a hefty £230k-a-week at PSG. He is willing to shave of 30k off that amount and settle for £200k-a-week wages.
Dani Alves is willing to take a £30k-per-week pay cut to join Arsenal https://t.co/QVauOZNzZU pic.twitter.com/gTjV96NwVe
— The Sun Football ⚽ (@TheSunFootball) July 16, 2019
However, Arsenal might have trouble picking up the wage bill as their budget is very limited this time around. On their part though, Arsenal have shaved off £410,000-per-week off their wage budget after the departures of Aaron Ramsey, Petr Cech, Danny Welbeck, Stephan Lichtsteiner and David Ospina this summer.
Could Dani Alves be on his way to Arsenal? If he does join Unai Emery’s side, he could prove to be a valuable acquisition and help them towards their goal of a top 4 finish.