Former Barcelona player and Brazilian, Dani Alves has bid farewell to the Juventus hierarchy and the fans after just a year at the Turin based club.
Alves, 32, joined Juventus on a free transfer and helped them win the domestic double of the Italian Serie A and the Coppa Italia. He was also a key figure in Juventus reaching the finals of the UEFA Champions League where they lost to eventual winners, Real Madrid at Cardiff.
Despite playing just a season at the club, Dani Alves has said goodbye to the club as GhanamanSports.com sources had it that he wants to reignite with his former boss, Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.
Juventus Chief, Giuseppe Marotta said last week that Dani Alves is leaving the club and the Brazilian has confirmed it on social media thanking the Juventus hierarchy and the fans for the warm reception handed him during his time at the club saying;
“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”, he added.
He also called on all the Juventus family to forgive him if he offended anyone and added that he is not ‘pure’.
“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”.
He told the fans that they are ending their association saying;
“Today our professional relationship ends and I will carry with me all of those who with love and a true heart make Juventus a great club”.
Alves, 32, had praise for Giuseppe Marotta thanking him for making him have a career at the Turin club saying;
“As everyone knows, I always say what I think and feel, so 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”.
He finally concluded by saying he ‘doesn’t play football for money’ but for the passion of the game.
“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 take me to any other place.”
Dani Alves has enjoyed a trophy laden career.