Reports have confirmed the departure of Brazilian defender Dani Alves from Juventus as the player has terminated his contract with the club by mutual consent, and a possible move to the Premier League to join Manchester City is making the rounds.
The departure was reportedly confirmed by director general Beppe Marotta a week ago and the player also sent a goodbye message to the club’s supporters. However, the news was made official this afternoon after a brief statement which was released on the club’s website.
Dani Alves joined Juventus from Barcelona last summer as a free agent and now leaves with a Scudetto and Coppa Italia laurel to his name, as well as a Champions League final place participation with the Old Ladies of Italian football.
The Brazilian made 33 appearances for Juventus, hitting the back of the net six times with some assists to his name also.
The common convention with this kind of statement from clubs on the departure of players is that there is always a quote attached to the briefing that shows appreciation to the player for his stay with the club. This is conspicuously absent from Juventus’ farewell message to the Brazilian defender.
There seems to be a bit of a controversy, and this has been reported to be due to his public call to Paulo Dybala to quit Turin if he has dreams to reach his full footballing potential.
Reports have linked Chelsea with Dani Alves, but it has been widely indicated that the Brazilian may be reuniting with one-time former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola at Manchester City