How much money has Dani Alves lost since he was arrested?
Dani Alves remains in custody pending trial for an alleged sexual assault on a young woman at the Sutton nightclub in Barcelona.
Dani Alves remains in custody pending trial while he waits to see he will be released on bail after his lawyer lodged an appeal earlier this week. Cristóbal Martell filed a document of more than 20 pages in which he stressed that Alves was not a flight risk, offered to surrender the Brazilian’s passport and confirmed his willingness to wear a telematic bracelet. Alves’ time in prison after being accused of a sexual assault on December 30 in Barcelona has led to wife Joana Sanz filing for divorce and serious financial issues.
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How much did Dani Alves earn at Pumas?
Liga MX club Pumas terminated his contract shortly after his arrest came to light. Alves allegedly declared that he earned €30,000 euros per month in Mexico City, but the judge, who had access to his contract, quickly indicated that this real amount was in fact significantly higher, around €300,000. After he signed for Los Universitarios, it was reported that he would earn just under €2 million per year, less than the €3.6 million that had actually been agreed.
The club, for whom he played only 13 times, are now claiming €4.5 million in compensation for breaching the terms of his contract, a matter which FIFA may get involved in. According to Pumas’ statement, “the player is irremediably obliged to reimburse the club for the payment of the compensation provided in the fourteenth clause of the contract, in the amount of $5 million (€4.5 million)” for “serious violations” of two of the clauses in his contract.
Dani Alves’ advertising deals terminated
Alves’ imprisonment for the alleged sexual assault of the 23-year-old woman has also led to him losing a number of advertising deals. The Brazilian’s lawyers revealed that several companies “have terminated sponsorship deals” with the footballer and that the number will increase “over the next few days and weeks.” As a result, Alves has lost between €30,000 and €50,000 related to image rights and sponsorships that he earned through a company he set up and registered in Barcelona.
According to El Mundo, Brazilian company Hygia Saúde, a financial services and insurance company, unilaterally terminated their sponsorship deal with Alves on 24 January. The previous day, 1xPartners, a sports betting company for whom the player was a brand ambassador, had already done the same and decided to suspend the link-up pending the outcome of the trial. On January 25, clothing firm Ethika also ended its relationship with Alves.
Adidas wash their hands of Alves
Finally, Alves’ legal team confirmed the money he received from his Adidas sponsorship was included in the aforementioned figures for image rights. That agreement ended on January 18, with the sportswear manufacturer opting now to renew the deal. All of this has led to Alves ending up a delicate financial position; or at least that’s what his lawyers will claim to the judge as they look to release him from custody.
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