Dani Alves has added insult to injury in saying that he's moved to Paris Saint-Germain "to be a champion" following his sensational decision to snub a previously agreed move to Pep Guardiola's Manchester City.
The Brazilian full-back had looked set to join his former mentor at the Etihad Stadium after leaving Juventus on a free transfer.
In a matter of days, however, what had appeared a done deal for the Citizens went up in smoke as Alves opted to join PSG.
In his first press conference as a Parisien player Alves offered his condolences to Pep, though the words he chose came across as anything but a heartfelt apology.
"If Pep Guardiola & Manchester City feel hurt, I am sorry... I've come here to be a champion," he told reporters in the French capital as he was presented as their new signing.
"PSG have been flirting with me for a long time, for three years, and now we are married!"
And he believes PSG have one player who could help him achieve that ambition.
"I came here to play with [Marco] Verratti. I hope that he can help us achieve this dream," he said.
PSG president Nasser Al Khelaifi, meanwhile, implied that the sensational deal would be the first of several over the course of the transfer window.
"Dani Alves is the first great champion to arrive this summer. We are working hard and are very confident for the window," he said alongside his beaming new recruit.
Alves, 34, signed a two-year deal with PSG believed to be worth £230,000 per week, a figure that topped City's bid.