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Dani Alves announces PSG departure, already linked to Barcelona

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Could the Brazilian return to the Camp Nou?

Peru v Brazil: Group A - Copa America Brazil 2019 Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images

Dani Alves announced on Sunday that he is leaving Paris Saint-Germain and has already been linked with a return to Barcelona.

The Brazil international made the announcement on Instagram after scoring in Brazil’s 5-0 win over Peru in the Copa America on Saturday.

Here is the message he wrote in full:

“Today I close another cycle in my life, a cycle of victory, learning and experiences. I would like to thank the PSG family for the opportunity to together build a page in the history of this club. I would like to thank all the staff for their affection, respect and complicity from day one... you make this club a little more special.

”It was two years of resilience and continuous reinventing to fulfil my mission, but in life everything has a beginning, a middle and an end and now the time has come to put that final point here.

”I apologise if at any point I was not up to the pitch, I apologise if at some point I made a mistake, just tried to give my best. Thanks to all the companions for the moments lived, the laughter together, the boredom that your lazy spirits have put me through.

”If you ever remember me, be like the good crazy of each day, with a beautiful smile on your face, with a pure energy of soul, as a professional worker and committed to the goals, as someone who just wanted you to be better each day and who tried to make them understand the true meaning of the word team. A big hug to all and hope you do not miss my crazy things.”

It did not take long for the rumor mill to click into action and link the right-back with a return to the Spanish champions.

Gerard Romero has reported that Dani Alves has been offered to Barcelona, and the club are said to be considering the possibility of him returning.

Barcelona are not short of options at right-back and have rotated between Sergi Roberto and Nelson Semedo most recently, while Moussa Wague may also come in contention next season.