It has been revealed that Brazilian defender; Dani Alves has decided to leave the Blaugrana after eight seasons. Barcelona’s first team technical secretary Robert Fernández, revealed this at a press conference on Thursday.
“Dani Alves has decided to leave. It’s a personal decision that we respect.”
Alves, 33, spent eight seasons at the Nou Camp, after his transfer from Sevilla in La Liga in 2008. The right-sided defender played 391 times for the 5-time European champions and scored 21 goals. Alves in his time at the Nou Camp formed an almost telepathic understanding with Lionel Messi down the right flank.
His energy and endeavour will be greatly missed by the team. There have been rumours that he will move to Serie A to join Juventus.
List of Barcelona honours
La Liga: 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2012/13, 2014/15 and 2015/16
Copa del Rey: 2008/09, 2011/12, 2014/15 and 2015/16
UEFA Champions League: 2008/09, 2010/11 and 2014/15
UEFA Super Cup: 2009, 2011, and 2015
FIFA Club World Cup: 2009, 2011, and 2015