Dani Alves has confirmed his imminent departure from Juventus after one season as he looks forward to reuniting with Pep Guardiola at Barcelona.
Alves moved to Juventus on a two-year contract from Barcelona last June and made 33 appearances as the club sealed the domestic double for the third successive year but lost to Real Madrid in the Champions League final.
The Former Barca player’s relationship with Juventus has deteriorated since the 4-1 defeat by Madrid in Cardiff in the UCL final and Juventus’s chief executive, Giuseppe Marotta, told reporters last week that the defender had asked to leave.
Alves wrote on Instagram: “Today ends our professional relationship and I will take with me all those who truly and truly make Juve a great club,”
“I would like to thank all the Juventus supporters 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.
“As everyone knows, I always say what I think and feel, so I feel that I should say thank you to Mr Marota [sic] for the opportunity he gave me, he’s a great professional and someone who loves his job like few others.”
Alves is set to have a medical at Man City in coming weeks before finalising a deal worth a reported £4.4m per season but there has been no announcement from Juventus.