After the failed attempts, Dani Alves went to join Barcelona while Liverpool acquired the services of Jermaine Pennant and Alvaro Arbeloa.
Paris Sain-German defender Dani Alves says after reaching an agreement with Liverpool in 2006, he almost signed for the club.
Dani Alves has once been linked with a move to Anfield while Rafael Benitez was in charge and Alves has revealed the transfer was all but done, only for the deal to go south at the final stages of negotiations; stating that he had other people representing him then.
According to Four Four Two, Dani Alves said…
“I pretty much had an agreement with Liverpool. 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, 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.”
After the failed attempts, Dani Alves went to join Barcelona while Liverpool acquired the services of Jermaine Pennant and Alvaro Arbeloa. Alves arrived at Barcelona as one of Europe’s hottest prospects and went on to win six La Liga titles, three Champions League trophies and the Copa del Rey on four occasions.
He said he wanted to that he couldn’t win if he stayed in Sevilla and appreciated Pep Guardioa and Joan Laporta for making him a star…
“I wanted to win things that I unfortunately couldn’t win if I stayed at Sevilla,” we came close, but I don’t like to be just close. Six months before the transfer window opened I’d been told of Barca’s interest, and I said I’d like to play for them because of the fine history of Brazilians there, the greatness of the club and the style of football.
“So it was a successful union and I will always be grateful to Pep Guardiola, (director of football) Txiki Begiristain and Joan Laporta (president) as they gave me the opportunity to become a big star.”