transfers | 2016-05-25
Dani Alves set to join Juventus on a free transfer
The Brazilian right back departs the club after an immensely successful period at the club
According to Gerard Romero from Radio Cadena SER and Catalan newspaper Sport, Daniel Alves has decided to leave Barcelona and agreed to join Juventus in a three year deal on a free transfer. The Brazilian's contract signed last summer includes a clause that allows the footballer to rescind his contract unilaterally.
The Brazilian joined Barcelona back in 2008, quickly becoming one of the club's stalwarts and most valuable players, key on the two treble winning campaigns and defending Barcelona from media attacks and criticising outlets himself, being outspoken and controversial, loved by the fans as one of Barça's greatest ever players and as the best right back in the club's long history.
Barcelona were quick to deny the rumors of the Brazilian's departure through Mundo Deportivo, but the player's ex-wife (currently his agent) was quick to point out he will depart the club this summer. The player also told his teammates he's off to Italy.
The move will enable the club to reduce the wage bill, in Alves case: €8m per year.
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