Official: Man City Sign Real Madrid Star
Official: Manchester City Sign Real Madrid Star
Pep Guardiola has continued his spending spree this window, and has now officially signed a Real Madrid star for his project at Manchester City.
The Premier League club has announced the signature of right back Danilo, who will join the club on a five-year deal.
“I am very, very happy to be joining Manchester City,” Danilo told the club's official website.
“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.”
Danilo was also linked with Chelsea, but a personal call by Guardiola reportedly swung his decision in City's favour.
The Brazilian reportedly joins City for €36 million (R544 million) and Danilo becomes Real’s third first team departure following James Rodriguez's loan move to Bayern Munich and Alvaro Morata’s transfer to Chelsea.
The 26-year-old made 56 appearances for Los Blancos, scoring three goals and assisting another nine strikes, helping the club to lift five trophies during his stint at the Santiago Bernabeu.
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