Saturday 19 August 2017

Barcelona confirm Alves departure

Dani Alves. Photo: Pau Barenna/AFP/Getty Images
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Barcelona have confirmed that Brazilian right-back Dani Alves will leave the club this summer but that Javier Mascherano is staying.

The pair have been strongly linked with a transfer to Italian champions Juventus when the transfer window opens.

Alves (33) has been at the Nou Camp since 2008 and the Spanish club are confident they have the depth in their squad to cover his departure, with Paris St-Germain also touted as a potential destination.

"Dani Alves has decided to leave," said Barcelona sporting director Robert Fernandez. "It's a personal decision that we respect."

Irish Independent

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