Barcelona icon Dani Alves signs for Mexican club Pumas for a year and will return immediately for the Nou Camp clash
BARCELONA legend Dani Alves has officially signed with Mexican club Pumas.
Alves returned to Barca in January on a ONE EURO-ONE-MONTH contract but left again in June.
According Spanish journalist Albert Rogethe legendary right-back has joined the Pumas and is expected to return to Camp Nou for a friendly with the Blaugrana on August 7 for the Joan Gamper Trophy.
The former Brazil international has signed a one-year contract with his new club.
Alves, 39, is one of Barcelona’s greatest ever players as he amassed a total of 22 goals and 104 assists in 406 appearances over two spells in Catalonia.
The Brazilian has also won 43 trophies during his career at club and international level, which includes spells with Sevilla, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and Sao Paulo.
The 39-year-old’s last spell at Camp Nou saw him record just 15 appearances in all competitions.
Alves’ best performance came against Atletico Madrid as he scored and assisted in the 4-2 win but also received a red card.
But that wasn’t enough to earn him another contract with Barcelona and so he left with an emotional message.
Alves said: “That’s 23 titles, two trebles, a sextuple and a big golden storybook!”
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He added: “It’s been more than eight years dedicated to this club, these colors and this house.
“However, as with everything in life, years pass, paths diverge, and stories are written somewhere else at another time.”