Right-back Dani Alves officially left Barcelona on Thursday after his contract expired and the Catalan team refused to renew it as he did not need the services of the veteran Brazilian defender.
Alves’ contract with Barcelona officially expired on Thursday.
The 39-year-old posted on his Instagram account videos of some of the matches he played against Barcelona and wrote: “Last day of the contract… and as you know, a new contract is not signed until the previous one is signed.” contract terminated.”
He added: “I also take the opportunity to share my skills because I am old and have lost confidence in the market… These photos show an older person doing things with a different perspective, always with their head up. high.”
He joked, “No matter what the jokes are, I’m really busy in the transfer market today. My name is Dani Alves, a Brazilian player, but I’m also known to be a good lunatic.”
He concluded: “I am 39 years old and besides my name, I am the oldest title holder in the history of football with 43 championships. I will play football until I am 50 years old.”
Alves played 408 games for Barcelona over two periods, the first of which was from 2008 to 2016, when the team experienced a golden era, winning the La Liga 6 times, the Champions League 3 times and the Copa del Rey 4 times.
Last November, the veteran Brazilian returned to defending the colors of the Catalan club at the request of coach Xavi with a short-term contract until the end of last season.
Alves still defending Brazil’s colors and played his last two friendly matches this month against Japan and South Korea and is expected to be part of the official team that will take part in the World Cup in Qatar scheduled for November. from 21 to 18 December.