Dani Alves announces his departure from Barcelona
Veteran Brazilian star Dani Alves has decided to leave Barcelona, as the Catalan club’s management decided not to offer him a new contract during the coming period.
Alves published a farewell message through his account on Instagram, in which he made it clear that he would not renew his contract with Barcelona, and Alves said: Dear Barcelona fans, now the moment has come for us to say goodbye, more than 8 years have been dedicated to this club, those colors and that house, but like anything in life. Everything ends, the roads branch off and the stories are written in different places.
He added, “They tried to push me away, but they couldn’t. You can’t imagine how hard and resistant I am. Many years have passed, and life and football have been loyal to those who respect it, and they decided to give me the opportunity to come back here and bid you farewell.”
He continued, “But I won’t say goodbye to you before I express my gratitude to everyone behind the scenes and what they do so that our things go perfectly, thank you.”
He continued: “I would also like to thank all the staff for the opportunity they gave me at this club and the opportunity to wear this wonderful shirt again.
He continued: “I hope that from here he can change the history of this beautiful club. I hope so from my heart. They were 23 titles: two trebles, six sixes, and a massive golden book. Now I’m closing a wonderful period and I will start another more ambitious one.”
He completed: Don’t ever forget the world: a 39-year-old lion is still a happy and crazy lion, long live Barcelona.”
The 39-year-old Brazilian joined the club in November 2021 for free and was a key part of Barcelona’s initial comeback under Xavi Hernandez, where he made 16 appearances, scored one goal and assisted 3 more after returning to the club six years later.
It would be a blow to Alves’ main ambition of playing the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in November, as he was selected in Brazil’s latest call-up but will now have to find and play a team ahead of the World Cup.