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Dani Alves Bids Emotional Farewell To Juventus As Next Move Beckons

Dani Alves has officially bid farewell to Juventus, exactly one year on from signing with the Serie A giants. 

At the time of his arrival, the Brazil international signed a two-year deal with the option of a third, but this will now, of course, be cut short.

Alves announced the news via his official Instagram account on Tuesday.

Me gustaría agradecer a todos los TIFOSI DE LA JUVENTUS por el año vivido, A LOS COMPAÑEROS POR ACOGERME Y A LOS PROFESIONALES QUE SON, POR ELLOS QUE ESE CLUB GANA Y LLEGA A FINALES. Creo que mi respecto a ese club y su afición fue minha dedicación, mi entrega, mi pasión y todo mi esfuerzo para hacer de ese club, un club más grande cada día. Pido perdón a los aficionados de la Juventus si algún momento pensaron que hice alguna cosa para ofenderles, nunca jamás tuve esa intención, apenas tengo una forma de vivir las cosas espontáneamente QUE pocos lo entienden… aunque parezca no soy perfecto, pero mi corazón es puro. Hoy finaliza nuestra relación profesional y llevaré conmigo todos los que hacen de verdad y de corazón la Juve un grande club. Como saben yo siempre peco por decir lo que pienso y lo que siento…. yo siento que debo decir gracias al señor MAROTA por la oportunidad que te di de tener um grande profesional e alguien que ama su profesión como el que más…. no juego al fútbol por dinero, juego al fútbol porque amo essa profesión y respecto a los que forman parte de ella. Dejare que tu aproveches lo que he trabajado para que tu hagas muchos años de vacaciones. Yo AMO EL FÚTBOL y dinero jamás va me retener en algún lugar. MUCHAS GRACIAS! #TAMOACTIVOPANITA????

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The text in the post translates as an emotional farewell to the club’s supporters.

“I would like to thank all the Juventus fans for the year I’ve had, to my team-mates who welcomed me like the professionals they are, for a club that wins and reaches finals.

“I think that my respect for this club and its supporters was my dedication, my passion and all my effort to make the club greater every single day.

“I apologise to the Juventus fans if sometimes they thought I had done something to offend them. I never had that intention, I just live very spontaneously and few people understand it… even though it appears that I am not perfect, my heart is pure.

“Today our professional relationship ends and I will carry with me all of those who with love and true heart make Juve a great club.”

During his short time in Turin, the 34-year-old helped the Old Lady to the Italian double and was instrumental in Juve making it all the way to the Champions League final in May, which they lost to Real Madrid.

While now ageing, Alves still appears, based on last season’s performances, to have a fantastic engine and will be a huge asset to the next club he goes to.

The most likely destination for the the ex-Barcelona defender is Manchester City, according to Goal.com, where he would link up with his former coach, Pep Guardiola.

With a devastating turn of pace, fantastic vision and incessant drive to win the ball back, on his day Alves is one of the best full-backs in the world.

If Guardiola can add him and a couple of more experienced players to his squad, the 2017/18 season could be one to remember for the Citizens.

Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena

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