Dani Alves joins Juventus on two-year deal

 Dani Alves of FC Barcelona runs with the ball during the Joan Gamper trophy match at Camp Nou on August 5, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain.
Image: Dani Alves has joined Serie A champions Juventus on a two-year deal

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.

Dani Alves, visite mediche per lui a Torino: passa dal Barcellona alla Juventus (Foto LaPresse)
Image: Alves passed his medical at the Turin club on Monday

"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."

Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez is challenged by Barcelona's Dani Alves
Image: Alves spent eight years with Barcelona, winning 23 trophies at the club

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.

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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.

Dani Alves lifted his third Champions League with Barcelona on Saturday
Image: Alves helped guide Barcelona to three Champions League titles

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.

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