Dani Alves joins Juventus on two-year deal
By Rory O'Callaghan
Last Updated: 27/06/16 4:50pm
Dani Alves has joined Juventus on a two-year deal from Barcelona, the Italian club announced on Monday.
The 33-year-old defender, who won 23 trophies over eight seasons with Barcelona, joins Massimiliano Allegri's side as a free-agent, despite having one-year remaining on his contract at the Nou Camp.
Alves has signed a deal that will keep him at Juventus until 2018, with an option to extend the deal by a further year.
The Serie A champions confirmed their new signing in a statement released on social media on Monday afternoon.
"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," read the statement.
"The unrelenting success and remarkable consistency of the second most decorated player in UEFA competition history has seen the Brazilian deservedly be considered among the greatest wing-backs of his generation."
Alves originally signalled his intention to leave Barcelona earlier this summer, after stating football had become "too easy" for him in Spain and that he needed to step outside his comfort zone to improve.
The Brazil international joined the Catalan club from Sevilla for £25.5million in 2008 and went on to make 247 La Liga appearances for the club.
After passing his medical at the club, Alves will join up with his new team-mates as Juventus prepare for their pre-season tour of Australia.