Manchester City Announce Danilo’s Signing From Real Madrid

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City announced the signing of the defender from Real for a reported fee of £26.5 million.

The 26-year-old Brazil international, agreed a five-year contract with City and joins subject to a work permit.

Danilo told City’s official website: “I am very, very happy to have joined Manchester City.

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“There has been strong interest from other clubs, but it has always been my ambition to play for Pep Guardiola.

“As soon as I heard of his interest, I knew immediately I wanted to be a City player. I can’t wait to get started and I’m looking forward to getting to know my new teammates over the coming weeks.”

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Also City director of football Txiki Begiristain added, “Danilo is a fine player who offers great versatility to our squad.

“He can operate in several different roles in both defence and midfield, increasing Pep’s options ahead of the new season.

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“We feel he has all the attributes needed to succeed at City and we look forward to helping him develop during his time here.”

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