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Alves makes Juve exit final on Instagram ahead of move to Manchester City

Date Posted,June 26, 2017

Dani Alves has bid farewell to Juventus, confirming his imminent exit from the Serie A champions ahead of a move to Manchester City.

The at times controversial defender thanks fans and the club for the year he spent with them in a long post on Instagram.

He also apologised if he’d caused offence to them at any point and that he “never had that intention”.

“Today ends our professional relationship and I will take with me all those who truly and truly make Juve a great club,” he said in Spanish.

Alves after Juve fall to Real Madrid in the Champions League final (Photo: Getty Images)

“I would like to thank all the Juventus fans for the year I’ve had, to my team-mates who welcomed me like the professionals they are, for a club that wins and reaches finals.

“I think that my respect for this club and its supporters was my dedication, my passion and all my effort to make the club greater every single day.

“I apologise to the Juventus fans if sometimes they thought I had done something to offend them. I never had that intention, I just live very spontaneously and few people understand it. Even though it appears that I am not perfect, my heart is pure.”

Alves is set to have a medical at Man City in the next week before finalising a deal worth a reported £4.4m per season.

He is said to have rejected more money from Premier League champions Chelsea, but as he points out in his message to Juve his career isn’t all about the money.

“I do not play football for money, I play football because I love this profession and respect those who are part of it,” he said.

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