Barca chief confirms Dani Alves exit ahead of Juventus switch

The Brazil international is set to join the Serie A champions on a two-year deal and Robert Fernandez is confident the full-back can be replaced by Luis Enrique
Barcelona's technical secretary Robert Fernandez has confirmed that Dani Alves will leave the club this summer.

While no official statement has been made regarding the Brazilian's destination, Goal revealed on Monday that the full-back is set to join Juventus on a two-year deal.

And Fernandez told a press conference that the Brazil international has chosen to exercise his option to leave for free this summer after helping Barca to a Liga and Copa del Rey double.

"Dani Alves has decided to leave. It's a personal decision that we respect," he said.

"I don't like that Alves is leaving, he's an extraordinary player  and is very loved, but it's his decision and we must respect it."

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The Camp Nou outfit are keen on bringing Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin to the club this summer as they look for a replacement, though Fernandez denied planning a bid for the Spain international and insists they have the players at the club to cover Alves's departure.

"At right-back we have confidence in Aleix Vidal, he was signed for that reason. We also have Sergi Roberto."