Manchester United and Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern have put aside their differences today to discuss an intriguing story over a few pints, which could effect both of their clubs.
The Guardian quotes Dani Alves as stating he’d like to play in the Premier League in the future, with the 32-year-old conducting an interview ahead of tomorrow’s second-leg of the Champions League clash against Arsenal.
Despite his age, Alves is still widely considered to be one of the best full-backs in the world and his CV is breaming with success- and it’s likely he’ll add another La Liga crown to his list of honours come the end of the season.
Whilst Alves was courted by Manchester United and Chelsea last summer and elected to remain in Catalonia, the Brazilian international stated he believes he will play in England before he retires.
‘I’ve always said that playing in England is something I’ve got pending. I don’t know when but I’d like to play there, to experience in person what I see from the sofa.’
‘The way people live football. Wow, it’s incredible. Full stadiums, living every moment. If you’ve left your skin on the pitch, [English] fans respect that.’
With United and Chelsea both having defensive struggles this term, our landlord believes they should try for a move this summer and see how things pan out.
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