Manchester City have completed the signing of Brazilian defender Danilo from Real Madrid for a fee believed to be £26.5 million.
The 26 year old signed a five year deal and will join his new teammates in their tour at the United States, as the official website of the Citizens stated.
“I am very, very happy to be joining Manchester City,” Danilo told club’s official website after agreeing personal terms and passing his medical. He also said that there were a lot of offers for him but it was always his ambition to play under Pep Guardiola and that has made him join the premier league side.
City’s Director of Football, Txiki Begiristain, was delighted to land the Brazilian and was very ecstatic about their new signing, which happens to be the fourth this summer after Ederson Moraes, Bernardo Silva and Kyle Walker, spending a whopping 150 million pounds in the process already.
Danilo is a player who can play in both side of defense and in the midfield as well, so the versatility gives Guardiola many options regarding utilizing the player. He joined Real Madrid from Porto in 2015 and already has won Champions League with them, which he would love to emulate with his new team again. He came to Europe from Brazilian outfit Santos and so far have done well with both this previous clubs Porto and Real Madrid, but in the last season he mostly was a peripheral character at the Bernabeu as he featured for only 24 times.
The 15 time capped Brazilian international will be hoping to reach greater heights with City in the coming season.
On the other hand Manchester City sold Aleksandar Kolarov to Roma for a reported £4.5 million. Also there has been reports that Swansea might approach to resign Wilfried Bony from Etihad who hasn’t really made a mark as a Sky Blue player since joining from the Wales based club.