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Danilo: Why I Snubbed Chelsea

Danilo: Why I Snubbed Chelsea

By David Kappel - Jul 27, 2017 02:07 PM @kappilinho

Having joined Pep Guardiola's Manchester City, former Real Madrid right back Danilo has revealed why he snubbed Chelsea to move to the Etihad instead.

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The 26-year-old was said to be close to joining the Blues, but ended up completing a €30 million (R455 million) move to the Citizens instead.

Danilo has now confirmed there was serious interest from Antonio Conte's side, but a personal call from Guardiola swung his decision in City's favour.

"It wasn't a difficult decision to choose City over Chelsea," he said, as quoted by Sky Sports.

"The moment City called me and Pep called me, I knew what I had to do. Pep's words motivated me to be ready for this.

"It was very fast. I was training with Real Madrid and Pep called me, and I was very motivated to make this change and start to work with him.

"(Zinedine) Zidane tried to make me stay but I was sure I needed to change. I needed to think a bit more about myself and find a place where I had more options."

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Guardiola, meanwhile, praised the versatility of the Brazilian, who can cover both fullback positions and also feature in midfield.

Do you think Danilo was a good signing for City? Have your say in the comments section below.


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matome910 Joined: 03 Aug 2011
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matome910 Jul 31, 2017 07:31 AM
Neymar should go to the EPL.
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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Jul 29, 2017 08:35 AM
There's walker on the right back
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CECIL M Jul 28, 2017 03:46 PM
he's a cow
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Mpho Poster Jul 27, 2017 09:12 PM
Great player but Nacho n Carvajal beter than him
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musa005 Jul 27, 2017 06:30 PM
Im glad you left Real,there wasn't space for you

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