- Title: Fans flock to welcome Dani Alves at Paris Saint-Germain
- Date: 12th July 2017
- Summary: PARIS, FRANCE (JULY 12, 2017) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** BRAZILIAN DEFENDER AND NEWLY-SIGNED PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN (PSG) FOOTBALL CLUB PLAYER, DANI ALVES, LEAVING PARC DES PRINCES STADIUM TO MEET SUPPORTERS ALONG WITH PSG CHAIRMAN, NASSER AL-KHELAIFI / ALVES AND AL-KHELAIFI SHOWING ALVES' PSG JERSEY PSG SUPPORTERS CHANTING ALVES MEETING SUPPORTERS BEHIND BARRIERS PSG SUPPORTERS CHANTING ALVES GREETING SUPPORTERS / ALVES WALKING BACK WITH BODYGUARDS JOURNALIST READING NEWSPAPER IN CONFERENCE ROOM WITH TITLE READING (French): "PARIS HIT A BIG SHOT" WITH PICTURE OF ALVES AL-KHELAIFI AND ALVES SITTING DURING NEWS CONFERENCE NEWS CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS (SOUNDBITE) (French) PSG FOOTBALL CLUB CHAIRMAN, NASSER AL-KHELAIFI, SAYING: "Daniel, thank you very much Daniel for choosing our club. I know you had a lot of opportunities to sign with other clubs. But you chose our project which means a big thank you from everybody. We share the same passion, always the passion of winning, of winning a lot of trophies and to win, everybody knows that, it hasn't changed, the Champions League, it is our big dream." PHOTOGRAPHER AT NEWS CONFERENCE (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) NEWLY-SIGNED PSG DEFENDER, DANI ALVES, SAYING: It is a great pleasure being here, it is a great pleasure to share the same dreams and it is a great pleasure to play for a high level team like the Paris Saint-Germain. I think that we will have to turn PSG into a very good club to be at the level of this city. I don't want others to say that we are coming here only because we want to live in Paris, because it is the city of love. Paris can be the city of love but it is also the city of football." VARIOUS OF ALVES SHOWING JERSEY TO PHOTOGRAPHERS ALVES SHOOTING BALLS FOR SUPPORTERS SUPPORTERS CHANTING
- Embargoed: 26th July 2017 18:40
- Keywords: Dani Alves PSG Paris Saint-Germain Nasser Al-Khelaifi fans soccer signing Alves signing
- Location: PARIS, FRANCE
- City: PARIS, FRANCE
- Country: France
- Topics: Soccer,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA0016PEYIIN
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Dani Alves has completed a surprise move to Paris Saint-Germain and was given a warm welcome at the club on Wednesday (July 12).
The 34-year-old Brazilian full-back surprisingly signed a two-year contract with the Parisian club following his release by Juventus.
The Brazilian had seemed likely to link up with his former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.
Alves spent four years under Guardiola in Spain, winning the Champions League twice in that time, but a reunion never materialised.
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