Dani Alves confirms Barcelona departure with farewell letter to fans

Dani Alves has confirmed that he will be leaving Barcelona for the second time when his contract expires at the end of the month.

Alves’ second spell at Barça began halfway through last season with former teammate Xavi swooping to bring the defender back after his time at Sao Paulo came to an acrimonious end.

The Brazilian went on to make 14 La Liga appearances for the Blaugrana, and by the end of the campaign had established himself as the club’s first-choice right-back.

Despite this, Alves has not been offered fresh terms, with the 39-year-old confirming his departure in an Instagram post on Wednesday night.

“Now it’s time for our farewell,” he wrote to fans.