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Alves Confirms Juventus Departure

Dani Alves Confirms Juventus Departure

By Keegan Kruger - Jun 28, 2017 09:46 AM @KeeganKruger

Brazil right back Dani Alves has confirmed he will not be playing for Serie A champions Juventus in the upcoming season.

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The 34-year-old is expected to reunite with former FC Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola at Manchester City in the coming weeks.

Alves made the announcement via his Instagram account on Tuesday.

"I would like to thank all the Juventus fans for the year I experienced, the teammates for welcoming me like the professionals that they are, for a club that wins and reaches finals," Alves wrote in an Instagram post.

"I think that my respect for this club and its supporters were my dedication, my passion and all the efforts to make this club a greater club every single day.

"I apologise to the Juventus fans if sometimes they thought I had done something to offend them. This was never my intention, I just have a very spontaneous approach to life that few understand… although it appears that I am not perfect, and however, my heart is pure.

"Today ends our professional relationship and I will take with me all of those who with love and true heart make Juve a great club. As everyone knows, I always say what I think and feel…

"I feel that I should say thank you to Mr Marotta for the opportunity he gave me, he's a great professional and someone who loves his job like few others…

"I don't play football for money, I play football because I love the profession and those who are part of it. I leave it up to you to judge what I have done and worked for.

"I love football and money will never keep me in any place."

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The fullback made 33 appearances for the Bianconeri last season, scoring six goals and assisting seven further strikes in all competitions.

Do you think Alves is off to City in the coming days? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Jun 29, 2017 05:20 AM
Obvious Pep wants him the.
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musa005 Joined: 19 Jun 2017
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musa005 Jun 28, 2017 07:15 PM
Look at those numbers from a full back,putting the likes of Parker into great embarrassment
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leendomint Jun 28, 2017 01:47 PM
His on his way to rescue the mighty Orlando Pirates
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SiyaVToni Jun 28, 2017 01:26 PM
excellent player indeed
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Ttouchy Jun 28, 2017 01:11 PM
Ay football in these times becomes very unfair. But life goes on. I loved you in Juventus ndoda.
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real-madrid Jun 28, 2017 01:10 PM
wo cares werver u go u wont stop ronaldo to score and madrid win ucl, so u r a cow, fact remail madrid 4-1 juvencows
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shadae Jun 28, 2017 12:23 PM
Old bt still fast, welcome to the real league whr is not way traffic
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Nick#10 Jun 28, 2017 10:55 AM
nice speech
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Myaka weliPhefeni Jun 28, 2017 10:38 AM
On his way to Man city and u did ur best for juventus nw is the tym to move where ur salary wll double what u earn in Juve and u a the most greatest right back Alves, i m sure Barca they regret why they allow u to move away bcz u hv so many thing to deliver in futball
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chilly Boy Jun 28, 2017 10:33 AM
One of the best right backs in the world of not the best himself
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msipholar wa lekhosi Jun 28, 2017 10:25 AM
just tell juve, you will be joining Manchester city next season.

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