- Dani Alves has confirmed he's leaving Barcelona for a second time after the Catalan giants opted against offering him a new contract
- Alves, who was excluded from the Europa League squad last season, joined Barcelona in the winter transfer window
- The veteran Brazil right full-back played in a total of 17 matches, 16 of them as a starter
Dani Alves has announced he is leaving Barcelona for a second time after returning to the club last year.
The 39-year-old right-back rejoined Barcelona in November, five years after he left the Nou Camp for Juventus.
In all, Alves made 407 appearances for Barcelona, winning six La Liga titles.
"I would like to thank all the staff for the opportunity they gave me to return to this club and to be able to wear that wonderful shirt again. You don't know how happy I am," Alves said.
"It closes a very beautiful cycle and opens another even more challenging one," he added in a post on Instagram.
During his initial eight-year spell with Barcelona, Alves also won the Champions League three times and four Copa del Rey titles, among 23 trophies.
The Brazilian won Serie A with Juventus in 2016-17 and Ligue 1 with Paris St-Germain in both 2017-18 and 2018-19, with a move to Sao Paulo preceding his return to the Nou Camp.
He started both Brazil's wins over Japan and South Korea this month and will hope to be a part of his nation's World Cup squad later this year.
Spanish Club Barcelona Complete First Signing of Summer Transfer Window With €100M Release Clause
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Spanish giants Barcelona have announced the signing of 19-year-old Pablo Torre who had been in top form for Real Racing Club de Santander.
The youngster arrived in Catalonia following a successful season with his hometown club having inspired them to gain promotion to LaLiga SmartBank for next season.
Torre signed his mouthwatering contract in the presence of club president Joan Laporta, vice-president for sport Rafael Yuste and director of football Mateu Alemany, Barcelona said in a statement.