Dani Alves only returned to FC Barcelona last winter. Now the two parties are parting ways again after only half a year.

Dani Alves will not receive a new contract at FC Barcelona and will therefore leave the club for the second time at the end of the month.

Spanish Sport reported the Catalans’ decision, meanwhile the Brazilian confirmed his departure via Instagram.

“I would also like to thank all the staff who have given me the opportunity to return to this club and wear this wonderful jersey again. You don’t know how happy I am,” the right-back wrote in his farewell post.

During the season, Alves moved back to Barca from FC Sao Paulo, where he had already been under contract between 2008 and 2016. At that time, the right-back shaped one of the most successful eras in the club’s history, winning the Champions League three times, among others.

Alves wore the Catalan jersey a total of 407 times. After his return, the 39-year-old still managed one goal and three assists in 16 games.

Despite his advanced age, Alves has no plans to end his career this summer. Instead, he is looking for a new club and wants to play in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Alves is apparently the second club legend in a short time to be discarded by Barca. The day before yesterday, central defender Gerard Pique was reportedly affected.