Dani Alves confirmed his departure from Barcelona for the second time on Wednesday after returning to the club last year. The 39-year-old revealed he will not be extending his contract after rejoining Barca on a short-term agreement until the end of the season in November.
“I’d want to thank everyone on staff for giving me the chance to return to this club and to be able to wear that magnificent jersey again; you have no idea how delighted I am,” the Brazilian international said on Instagram.
Alves made 408 matches for Barcelona, with 391 of them coming during his first tenure, which lasted from 2008 to 2016.
He won six La Liga championships, three Champions League titles, and four Copa del Rey titles during his first spell with the club.
Alves is still expected to be chosen for Brazil’s team for the World Cup in Qatar later this year, and he started both of their recent friendly victories against Japan and South Korea.