For many players, representing Barcelona and competing for numerous trophies every season is what dreams are made of.
When they retire, players will look back at their individual trophy cabinet to gauge how successful their career has been.
But for Dani Alves, there is more to football than winning competitions, it seems.
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The Brazilian is on the verge of leaving Barcelona after enjoying an incredible eight seasons at Camp Nou.
During that time, Alves has lifted six La Liga titles, four Copa del Reys and three Champions Leagues.
However, winning 23 trophies in eight years in total at the Catalan club has seemingly bored the right-back after he confirmed he’s leaving the club because it’s all becoming ‘too easy.’
“What is certain is that I will not stay at Barcelona.
“In life, we should explore options outside our comfort zone. Barcelona is an amazing club, but things were becoming too easy.”
You have to respect Alves’ attitude. At the age of 33, he wants to experience something different before he retires.
But where will Alves be heading this summer?
Heading to Turin
Although there hasn’t been official confirmation of his transfer to Juventus, last week Alves said: "I am always happy, but I am even happier now," Alves said. "I am very happy to join Juventus.
“I always have the desire for a new challenge,” he said.
“I hope that I can bring success like I did at Barcelona to another European club.”
If he does move to Juventus, it’s hardly going to be more difficult for him to win trophies.
While Barcelona had to wait until the final day to seal their title, pipping rivals Real Madrid by just one point, Juventus had Serie A wrapped up with weeks to spare and finished nine points ahead of Napoli. Incidentally, both Barcelona and Juventus finished on the same amount of points after their 38 league matches having won 29, drawn four and lost five.
That league win was also Juventus’ fifth consecutive title as they continue to dominate Italian football.
It’s not exactly the new challenge he’s craving for.
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