Manchester City sign Real Madrid defender for £26.5m
Manchester City have completed the signing of Real Madrid defender Danilo for a fee believed to be £26.5m. The 26-year-old Brazil international has signed a five-year deal and will join City on their pre-season tour of the United States.
Danilo can play in both full-back roles as well as in midfield, and is City's fourth major signing of the summer.
"There was interest from other clubs, but it has always been my ambition to play for Pep Guardiola," he said.
His arrival takes City's summer spending to almost £150m, following the recruitment of England international Kyle Walker (£45m), Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva (£43m) and Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson Moraes (£35m).
Danilo's move is subject to him receiving a work permit, meaning he is unlikely to make his debut when City face Real on Wednesday in Los Angeles.
Report by Miyen Akiri