The Pumas are asking Dani Alves for $5 million in damages

Mexican football’s Pumas UNAM has asked Brazilian Dani Alves, who was fired on January 20, $5 million in damages for violating a conduct clause in his contract when he was accused of sexually assaulting a woman in a nightclub in Barcelona.

The Cats terminated Alves’ contract on the same day he was arrested in the Catalan city, as the university team’s board of directors believed his alleged assault “damaged the philosophy of the club”.

According to the media outlet UOL Sporte, in addition to the termination of the contract on January 20, Pumas executives also sent Alves an email informing him of his departure from the team and requesting damages of one million dollars.

The Pumas are demanding payment for the conduct clause in the contract that would allow them to penalize the former Barcelona winger for “participating in doping cases”, “in any scandal that becomes public” or “any act considered an offense under the law”. country where it took place”.

According to UOL, the Mexico City team has informed Alves in the email that it is prepared to take legal action, before FIFA or any other court, in case the ex-Barcelonista refuses to deposit the €5 million.

At this time, neither the Pumas nor Alves have officially commented on the matter.

Dani Alves has been jailed in Barcelona for allegedly raping a woman in the bathrooms of a nightclub in Catalonia’s capital.

Hours after the allegation against Alves was made public, the South American traveled to Mexico to join the Pumas in what was the most relevant contract on the transfer market for the summer of 2022.

The Brazilian did receive special permission to travel to Barcelona to attend the funeral of his mother-in-law, the mother of Spanish model Joana Sanz.

The Pumas expected Alves’ return on January 17 and according to press reports, the Brazilian never informed the Pumas that he would be extending his stay in Barcelona.

The Brazilian’s impact has not been positive on the pitch for the Pumas, as the Cats occupy the penultimate place in the Apertura standings in their first tournament, out of contention for the title.

Source: El heraldo