Dani Alves is ready to take a pay cut to join Arsenal

Archie Blade
|Published 16/07/2019

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.

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.

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Archie Blade

Archie Blade

Archie is a WWE and UFC Editor/Author at the SportsRush. Like most combat sports enthusiasts, his passion for watching people fight began with WWE when he witnessed a young Brock Lesnar massacre Hulk Hogan back in 2002. This very passion soon branched out to boxing and mixed martial arts. Over the years he fell in love with the theatrics that preceded the bell and the poetic carnage that followed after. Each bruise a story to tell, each wound a song of struggle, his greatest desire is to be there to witness it all. His favorite wrestler is Shawn Michaels and he believes that GSP is the greatest to ever step foot inside the octagon. Apart from wrestling, he is also fond of poetry and music.

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