Manchester City Bound Dani Alves Bids Farewell to Juventus
Dani Alves has all but confirmed that his departure from Juventus is complete, with a cryptic post on his Instagram page. Alves has been negotiating a release from the final year of his deal with the Turin club.
A reunion with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City is heavily rumoured to be on the cards and Alves used his Instagram account to bid goodbye after one season in Serie A, where he won a league title and reached another Champions League final.
“I don’t play football for money,” he wrote, “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 is never going to keep me somewhere.
“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.”