Sao Paulo have confirmed that legendary Brazil right-back Dani Alves has left the membership after a six-month lengthy stand-off over unpaid picture rights.
Again in March, it emerged that the Brazilian facet owed Alves practically £2m – over ten months of his wage – however Sao Paulo had been all the time adamant that they might discover a option to pay up while not having to escalate issues.
Sadly, they have not managed to do this, and Alves has grown so fed up of the state of affairs that he has walked away following the worldwide break – as a substitute telling Sao Paulo that he won’t play for them once more till they pay their money owed.
In an announcement launched on Twitter, the Brazilian facet confirmed that they merely couldn’t pay Alves, and consequently, the 38-year-old will now not be a part of the squad.
Director Carlos Belmonte mentioned: “Daniel Alves and Miranda had been serving the Brazilian staff and will have returned to begin common coaching for out subsequent video games [on Friday]. Miranda attended and skilled usually, however Daniel Alves didn’t attend.
“We had been then knowledgeable by his representatives that Daniel Alves won’t return to Sao Paulo till the settlement of the debt that Sao Paulo has with the athlete. A debt that Sao Paulo recognises and final week made a proposal looking for the fitting end result, which was not accepted by the representatives.
“From our standpoint, we have now taken the choice that Daniel Alves will now not be out there to play for Sao Paulo. Sao Paulo is extra vital than all of us.”
In response to Globo, Alves was really looking for greater than the £2m owed to him, however Sao Paulo refused to satisfy his calls for and have as a substitute parted approach.
All eyes will now be on what Alves chooses to do subsequent. He stays a part of the Brazilian nationwide staff and is eager to safe a spot within the squad for the 2022 World Cup, so might want to discover a new staff fairly rapidly.
A transfer abroad is seen because the likeliest choice for Alves, who may even return to Europe, the place he was final seen on the books at Paris Saint-Germain in 2019.