Football: Dani Alves confirms Juventus departure

Dani Alves has been tipped to team up with his former coach Pep Guardiola but he did not give any indication as to where he will go next.
Dani Alves has been tipped to team up with his former coach Pep Guardiola but he did not give any indication as to where he will go next. PHOTO: REUTERS

TURIN, Italy (AFP) - Juventus right-back Dani Alves has confirmed he is leaving the Italian champions after one season in Turin in a post on his official Instagram account on Tuesday (June 27).

"Today our professional relationship ends, and I will carry away with me all those who truly make Juve a great club," said the 34-year-old Brazilian in a lengthy post.

Alves, who joined Juve from Barcelona a year ago, has been tipped to team up with his former coach Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, but he did not give any indication as to where he will go next.

However, he did add: "I don't play football for money. I play football because I love this profession and I respect those involved in it... money will never keep me somewhere."

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