Dani Alves gives a passionate farewell to the Cules

Dani Alves has confirmed that he’s leaving Barcelona for the second time. The Catalan club didn’t offer the 39-year-old a new contract, so he’s leaving again.

The Brazilian came back to Barcelona in January on a free transfer. For a while, it seemed like he would stay, but now the veteran player has said he is done.

Alves wrote an emotional and charismatic farewell on Instagram. He made it clear how much he loved being back at the Camp Nou this season.

“Dear cules… Now it’s time to say goodbye. It was 8+ years dedicated to this club, to those colors… but like everything in life, the years go by, the paths deviate and the stories are written for sometime in different places – and so it was,” he wrote.

“They tried to send me away but they couldn’t do it, for you cannot imagine, or can you, how resilient I am. Many years passed until football and life which as always, are very grateful to those who respect them, decided to give me the opportunity to come back here so I can say goodbye. But not a goodbye without first thanking everyone behind the spotlight, everyone who makes our thing perfect, to all of them; THANK YOU.

“I would also like to thank all the staff for the opportunity they gave me to return to this club and be able to wear again that wonderful shirt, you don’t know how happy I am…. I hope you don’t miss my madness and my daily happiness.

“I hope also those who stay change the history of that beautiful club, I wish it from the bottom of my heart. There were 23 titles achieved: 2 triplets, 1 sixteen and a big golden book written! A very beautiful cycle closes and a more challenging cycle opens. May the world never forget: A LION EVEN AT 39 YEARS OLD IS STILL A GOOD CRAZY LEONNNN. Forever LONG LIVE BARÇA!”

Barcelona seems to have decided not to offer Alves a new deal because they already have Sergino Dest and Sergi Roberto to play right back.

People think that the Catalans still want to sign Cesar Azpilicueta from Chelsea before the 2022–23 season starts.

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