Brazilian television reporters Xavi Riera and Josep Soldier thought they’d score an exclusive with Dani Alves by crashing his low-key arrival at an airport, but the Barcelona and Brazil fullback showed them who actually controls the story.
Alves refused to answer reporters’ questions about a rumored free-agent move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain on Monday. Instead, he grabbed one of their microphones and started to sing.
We don’t know what song Alves was singing, nor do we know which club he’ll represent next. Widespread reports earlier this month claimed Alves had signed a pre-contract with PSG, but he denied the rumors Sunday when Brazilian television station Globo asked about them.
“My heart is happy where I am, with what I have and the colors I defend,” Alves said, according to ESPN.
“It’s not up to me how long I’ll be here,” he told Globoesporte. “I’ll fulfill my part because I have the same desire I had when I came to Barcelona.
“I have no pre-contract with anyone. I’ve decided to live in the moment, and the moment is now.
“There are three competitions this season. I want to end my contract with titles, so I finish with a good taste in my mouth. Whatever comes next, I’ll accept.”
Alves, 31, didn’t sing his answer to Globo’s question. He saved that classic response for Riera’s and Soldier’s TMZ-esque ambush tactics.
Well played, Dani Alves. Well played.
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