Official: Juve release their key player

Dani Alves has officially terminated his contract with Juventus by mutual consent, freeing him up for a move to Manchester City.

It had been confirmed by director general Beppe Marotta last week, while yesterday the Brazilian wrote a goodbye message to the supporters.

The news was made official this afternoon with a brief statement on the Bianconeri website.

Dani Alves arrived as a free agent from Barcelona last summer and left having won a Scudetto, a Coppa Italia and reached the Champions League Final.

He made 33 appearances for the club, scoring six goals with as many assists.

Usually in these statements, there is a comment thanking the player for his work and wishing him the best of luck, but that is notably absent in the Juventus release.

There is some bad blood between club and player following his public urging for Paulo Dybala to leave Juve if he wanted to reach his full potential.

Although Chelsea are also interested, it’s widely believed Dani Alves will reunite with former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.