It looks like the legendary career of Dani Alves at Barcelona is coming to a close.
According to multiple reports in Spain and Italy, the Brazilian full-back has agreed to join Serie A champions Juventus this summer, activating a clause on his contract that allows him to leave on a free transfer. Alves will sign a three-year contract with the Bianconeri.
The 33-year-old has been linked with a departure from the Catalan club ever since coach Luis Enrique took over. Many thought Enrique wouldn't count with Alves' services, but the player stuck around and was a huge part of Barça's seven titles in the last two years.
But throughout that period, Alves received a multitude of offers, including a 3-year, €40 million proposal from a Chinese club, that he rejected since he wanted to stay in Europe and contribute to a world-class team. Juventus is certainly one of those, and Dani is the answer to the Old Lady's need in the position.
It is hard to discredit five different reports, including one from Catalan radio and another from an Italian outlet with sources within Juventus. The announcement is all that's left, but one thing is certain: Dani is leaving Barça.
(I need some explaining on the free transfer clause, though. Who the hell agreed to that? This guy is worth money!)