Dani Alves confirms Juventus exit in goodbye message to fans

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Dani Alves confirms Juventus exit in goodbye message to fans

Dani Alves has taken to social media to confirm his departure from Juventus and pen a heartfelt goodbye to the club’s supporters.

Manchester City are interested in re-uniting Alves with his former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola at the Etihad and Juve chief Giuseppe Marotta revealed last week that the Brazilian had asked to leave the Serie A champions.

Alves helped Juventus win the Italian league and cup double last season and played as they lost 4-1 to Real Madrid in the Champions League final.

However, he recently angered fans after posting a picture of his boots from Barcelona’s 3-1 win over Juve in the 2015 final and for saying Paulo Dybala may need to leave the club one day to improve as a player, but took to Instagram to thank supporters for his time at the club.

“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 a true heart make Juve a great club.”

Alves also thanked Marotta and said that money never plays a part in his footballing decisions.

“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 added.

“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.”