Brazilian side Sao Paulo have confirmed that they have parted ways with veteran defender Dani Alves.
Alves missed training on Friday in protest over unpaid wages and the club decided to release the player as the the former Barcelona, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain player’s advisers told the club his training boycott would continue until his outstanding salary was paid.
“We have made the decision and we have informed (manager) Hernan Crespo, that Daniel Alves will no longer be part of the team,” the side’s sporting director Carlos Belmonte announced on Twitter.
“Sao Paulo is bigger than one man,” he insisted.
According to reports in the local press Alves, 38, is owed 11 million reais (almost €1.8 million). And Sao Paulo are well aware of the debt as last week the club reportedly tabled an offer which was rejected, Belmonte added.
Alves joined Sao Paulo in 2019 on a three year contract.
By FARPost Reporter