Dani Alves has had his Sao Paulo contract terminated following a wage dispute with
the Brazilian club.
The Brazilian side Sao Paulo has parted company with Dani Alves after the veteran
defender skipped training on Friday in protest over unpaid wages.
“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.
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,
According to reports in the local press Alves, 38, is owed 11 million reais (almost 1.8
Sao Paulo recognizes the debt and last week tabled an offer which was rejected,
Relations between the side and Alves soured when he left for the Olympic Games
where he captained Brazil to the gold medal for his 43rd title.
The most decorated player in history joined Sao Paulo in 2019 on a three year
Meanwhile, Alves’ management says he is owed £1.37million in relation to image
rights, a sum which accounts for revenue dating back to his arrival two years ago.
Alves ended his eight-year spell with the Catalan club in 2016, after winning six La
Liga titles, five Copa del Reys, and five Super Cups during his time in Spain with
Sevilla and Barcelona.
He also lifted the Champions League three times with Barca in 2009, 2011, and 2015.