Dani Alves has confirmed that his ‘professional relationship’ with Juventus has ended ahead of his expected move to Manchester City.
The 34-year-old enjoyed a stunning season with the Serie A giants and was directly involved in 11 goals as the Bianconeri won yet another Scudetto and reached the Champions League final.
The Brazilian had a year left on his contract at the Juventus Stadium, but was keen on a reunion with Pep Guardiola – having won 14 trophies under the Catalan at Barcelona.
And, after Juventus chief Giuseppe Marotta revealed that the two parties had reached a ‘mutual agreement’, Alves has posted a lengthy farewell message to his fans in Spanish.
“Today ends our professional relationship and I will take with me all those who truly and truly make Juve a great club,” he wrote on Instagram.
“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.
“I do not play football for money, I play football because I love this profession and respect those who are part of it.”
Alves is now expected fulfil a life-long ambition of playing in England by making the move to the Etihad.