"FC Barcelona wish him all the best in this new phase of his footballing career"
This morning, FC Barcelona technical director confirmed the departure of Dani Alves. For some days the Brazilian was said to leave the club, probably to start playing for Juventus. With the decision of the Brazilian officially announced this afternoon the club issued a statement talking about the case.
Barça wanted to publicly thank the services provided by Alves during these eight years. They also announced that the player would be invited to a farewell tribute with the fans ahead of the beginning of next season. It could not be ruled out the option that Gamper Trophy was played against the team which Alves will go, so he could receive a tribute similar to Ronaldinho's when he returned with Milan.
Meanwhile, Alves has published an open letter of farewell on his Instagram account.
FC Barcelona statement:
FC Barcelona express their gratitude to Dani Alves for the eight years that he has been at the Club during which he has helped it to become bigger and better. Since he arrived from Sevilla in 2008 from Sevilla, he has become the foreign player with the second most appearances as a Barça player and he has won 23 trophies with FC Barcelona.
His commitment to the Club and his good nature has captured the hearts of Barça fans. For that reason, he will be invited to bid farewell to the fans at the start of next season.
Now, FC Barcelona wish him all the best in this new phase of his footballing career.
Video with his best moments
Besides, the club published a video with the best moments of Alves.