It’s official, Manchester City have signed Danilo from Real Madrid, as expected, given that Pep Guardiola had been talking for days – if not weeks – now about City’s need to sign full-backs.
I am very, very happy to be joining Manchester City. 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
the 26-year-old Brazilian told the club’s official website right after signing his contract.
I can’t wait to get started and I’m looking forward to getting to know my new team-mates over the coming weeks
Danilo also said. As for Txiki Begiristain, he focused on what the former Real Madrid player can offer City.
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. We feel he has all the attributes needed to succeed at City and we look forward to helping him develop during his time here
the club’s director of football told their official website.
According to reports, City are going to pay Real Madrid £26.5 million, which is not the last money they’ll spend on full-backs this summer. Before next weekend, they are expected to have announced the signing of at least one more, most probably Monaco’s Benjamin Mendy.