Dani Alves’ wife, Joana Sanz, is filing for a divorce after her husband was arrested following an accusation of sexual assault.
The alleged assault took place in the Sutton nightclub in Barcelona on December 30 and the footballer was arrested on January 20.
He is currently in pre-trial detention without bail. He was playing for Mexican side Pumas at the time but they have since terminated his contract.
Now the footballer, as reported by the Ana Rosa Programme, has reportedly received a request for divorce from his current wife Joana Sanz through his lawyer.
According to the programme, the reason for the divorce is not due to whether or not the footballer is guilty, but because he has acknowledged the infidelity.
“His lawyers have told him because last week she asked for a ‘vis a vis’ and he said he didn’t want to”, said journalist Leticia Requejo.
She also added: “They also tell me that Joana regrets these first statements defending her boyfriend, decisions that she makes because of Dani Alves‘ lawyer”.
It was also reported that Alves had rejected the possibility of a meeting with his wife or to see his immediate family. In the latter case, a maximum of six people will be allowed access. This is something that the player also seems to have ruled out.
Photos deleted on Instagram
Recently, Sanz deleted all the photos she has with her current husband Alves, even those of their wedding day from her social networks.