The fleet-footed full-back snubbed the likes of Manchester City and Tottenham to join the Brazilians when his contract with Paris Saint-Germain expired.
Dani Alves is set to cut short his time with boyhood club Sao PauloCredit: AFP or licensors
But according to Goal, things have gone sour for the 37-year-old and he is seeking a move back to Europe.
It is reported that Alves “has been left frustrated by the behind-the-scenes issues at Sao Paulo, as well as the criticism he has faced from the club’s fanbase”.
They weren’t happy when it was revealed he attended a party during the coronavirus pandemic.
And while out with an arm injury, he featured in a video playing a musical instrument that was shared on social media.
Things had started so well for Alves when he made what he called his “dream” move to Sao Paulo.
He enjoyed a fairy-tale start on his return to Brazil after scoring the winner on his debut.
Alves was given a role in midfield and it proved to be a masterstroke by the manager.
It took 40 minutes for the former Barcelona man to pounce after a cross from the right was failed to deal with by the Ceara defenders.
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Bizarrely wearing the No10 shirt, the emotion was plain to see as Alves was mobbed by his team-mates in celebration.
It ended up being the only goal of the game as Sao Paulo got off to a winning start in the Brazilian Serie A.
But things have gone rapidly downhill from there, with the player hoping to end his contract, that runs until the summer of 2022, early.
Alves has enjoyed a highly-decorated career that has seen him win nine league titles and lift the Champions League on three occasions.
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