Dani Alves has completed a free transfer from Barcelona to Juventus after completing a medical in Turin on Monday. The 33-year-old, who leaves Barcelona after eight hugely successful seasons, has signed a two-year deal with the Serie A champions.
A statement on the Juventus website confirmed the deal stating:
“Juventus Football Club can today confirm that Dani Alves has agreed terms on a two-year contract with the club until 30 June 2018 with an option for an additional year.”
Earlier this month, Alves told outlined his ambitions for the twilight of his playing career. He told reporters:
‘I want to win in Europe and in Italy.
‘I have won a lot of trophies with Barcelona but the time has come to enjoy Italy and try to bring Juventus back to the European top.’
Alves moved from Sevilla to Barcelona in 2008 and was an integral part of the Catalan’s domination over the past 8 seasons. A period that saw him win three Champions League trophies, three European Super Cups, three Club World Cups and six La Liga titles with the Catalan giants.
Two great signings by Juventus this summer. Pjanic is a terrific player while Alves gives Massimiliano Allegri that added width in his preferred 3-5-2 formation. Last season Alves completed almost double the average number of forward passes compared to any other full-back in La Liga (50.31 per game vs. 28.34) while supplying just under three times as many crosses (3.45 vs. 1.25).