Dani Alves has confirmed he’s leaving Barcelona for a second time after the Catalan giants opted in opposition to providing the 39-year-old a brand new contract.
The Brazilian returned to Barcelona in January on a free switch and it had appeared for some time as if he would proceed however the veteran has now confirmed his time is up.
Alves wrote a sometimes charismatic and emotional goodbye on Instagram the place he made it crystal clear simply how a lot he has liked being again on the Camp Nou this season.
“Expensive cules… Now it’s time to say goodbye. It was 8+ years devoted to this membership, to these colours… however like the whole lot in life, the years go by, the paths deviate and the tales are written for someday in other places – and so it was,” he wrote.
“They tried to ship me away however they couldn’t do it, for you can’t think about, or are you able to, how resilient I’m. A few years handed till soccer and life which as all the time, are very grateful to those that respect them, determined to present me the chance to return again right here so I can say goodbye. However not a goodbye with out first thanking everybody behind the highlight, everybody who makes our factor good, to all of them; THANK YOU.
“I’d additionally prefer to thank all of the workers for the chance they gave me to return to this membership and be capable to put on once more that great shirt, you don’t know the way joyful I’m…. I hope you don’t miss my insanity and my day by day happiness.
“I hope additionally those that keep change the historical past of that stunning membership, I want it from the underside of my coronary heart. There have been 23 titles achieved: 2 triplets, 1 sixteen and an enormous golden e-book written! A really lovely cycle closes and a tougher cycle opens. Might the world always remember: A LION EVEN AT 39 YEARS OLD IS STILL A GOOD CRAZY LEONNNN. Eternally LONG LIVE BARÇA!”
Barcelona seem to have determined in opposition to providing Alves a brand new deal as they’re already nicely coated at right-back with Sergino Dest and Sergi Roberto round.
The Catalans are additionally thought to nonetheless be eager on bringing in Cesar Azpilicueta from Chelsea earlier than the beginning of the 2022-23 marketing campaign.
Goodbye and good luck to the one and solely Dani Alves, a real legend.