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Official: Dani Alves announces his PSG departure

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Dani Alves confirmed he will end his two-year stay at Paris Saint-Germain this summer, but didn’t give anything away over where he’s heading to now.

Alves’ future at PSG has been under a lot of doubt for quite some time as he’s hinted on several occasions that he may leave.

The former Barcelona and Juventus full-back dropped his latest hint last weekend, where he warned PSG that he needs to play for a team that knows how to achieve their aims.

This warning over his future came in light of the Parisians’ back-to-back Champions League exits in the last-16 stage.

And now Alves has finally confirmed he will leave the Parc Des Princes once his contract expires at the end of this month.

“Today I close another cycle in my life, a cycle of victory, learning and experiences,” Alves wrote on Instagram.

“I would like to thank the PSG family for the opportunity to together build a page in the history of this club.

“I would like to thank all the staff for their affection, respect and complicity from day one … you make this club a little more special.”

“It was two years of resilience and continuous reinventing to fulfil my mission but in life everything has a beginning, a middle and an end and now the time has come to make that final point.

“I apologise if at any point I was not up to it on the pitch and I apologise if at some points I made mistakes, I just tried to give my best.

“Thanks to all my companions for the moments we lived, the laughter together and the boredom that your lazy spirits put me through.

“If you ever remember me, be like the ‘Good Crazy’ of each day, with a beautiful smile on your face, with a pure energy of soul, as a professional worker and committed to the goals, as someone who just wanted to make each day better.”

Alves made 73 appearances in all competitions upon joining PSG on a free transfer in 2017 from Juventus.

The 36-year-old formed a key part of the squad and helped them win back-to-back Ligue 1 titles. A Coupe de France, Coupe de la Ligue 1 and a Trophee des Champions also came his way in France.

Alves is currently captaining Brazil in the Copa America and scored in a 5-0 win over Peru on Saturday to book their quarter-final spot.

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – JUNE 22: Dani Alves of Brazil celebrates after scoring the fourth goal of his team during the Copa America Brazil 2019 group A match between Peru and Brazil at Arena Corinthians on June 22, 2019 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)