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Dani Alves bids farewell to Juventus in Instagram post

Get your box of kleenex out, folks. Or maybe not.

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Dani Alves leaving Juventus after just one season has been a reality for a good amount of days now. We’ve heard the rumors, we’ve seen the quotes about Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, we’ve come to the reality of it all. Even with a somewhat confusing interview where he said he may stay, may go even though we all knew the truth, this isn’t some kind of shock.

Alves has now confirmed what we pretty much already knew.

The 34-year-old Brazilian took to social media to thank Juventus fans— and try to shoot down any talk about how things may be looked upon. Not only that, but also pretty much confirmed that he’s heading to Man City.

And for those of you who aren’t completely fluent in Portuguese like yours truly, here is summation of Alves’ Instagram post in English:

“I would like to thank all the JUVENTUS FANS for the year I experienced, TO MY TEAMMATES FOR WELCOMING ME LIKE THE REAL PROFESSIONALS THEY ARE, FOR A CLUB THAT WINS AND PLAYS IN FINALS,” wrote Dani Alves on Instagram in Spanish.

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

“I apologise to the Juventus fans if sometimes they thought I had done something to offend them. This was never my intention, I just have a very spontaneous way of approaching life that few people understand… even though it appears that I am not perfect, however, my heart is pure.

“Today I end our professional rapport and will take with me all of those who with love and true heart make Juve a great club. As everyone knows, I always say what I think and feel…

“I feel that I should say thank you to Mr Marotta for the opportunity he gave me, he’s a great professional and someone who loves his job like few others…

“I don’t play football for money, I play football because I love the profession and those who are part of it. I leave it up to you to judge what I have done and worked for.

“I LOVE FOOTBALL and money will never take me to any other place.”

(Source: Football Italia)

Funny timing or just sheer coincidence of it all considering it’s been a year to the day that Juventus announced that had signed Dani Alves from Barcelona.