OFFICIAL: Manchester City sign Real Madrid full-back Danilo on 5-year deal

Manchester City have completed the signging of Real Madrid full-back Danilo on a five-year contract
Danilo began his career with América Mineiro before moving to Santos, where he scored the goal that won the 2011 Copa Libertadores. In January 2012 he moved to Porto, where he won consecutive Primeira Liga titles, and signed a six-year contract with Real Madrid for €31.5 million in 2015.
Danilo made his Real Madrid debut on 23 August and scored his first goal for the team in October. Danilo contributed with seven appearances in the 2015/16 edition of the Champions League, as the tournament ended in win. 
In 2016/17, Danilo contributed with 17 games and one goal as the club was crowned La Liga champions for the first time in five years. However, Danilo still didn't get many chances throughout the season compared to his teammate Carvajal.
Danilo was first capped by the senior Brazil team in 2011, also winning the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup and a silver medal at the 2012 Olympic tournament.

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Club statement

City are delighted to announce signing of Danilo from Real Madrid.
The 26-year-old has signed a five-year deal and has now join his new teammates on the Club’s pre-season tour of America.
“I am very, very happy to be joining Manchester City,” Danilo told mancity.com after agreeing personal terms and passing his medical.
“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.”
City’s Director of Football, Txiki Begiristain, says he is delighted to have landed the Brazilian. “Danilo is a fine player who offers great versatility to our squad,” he said. “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.”
Danilo, whose move is subject to receiving his work permit, began his senior career began at America Mineiro where he played a key role in their promotion from Serie C, before signing for Santos in 2010 where he spent two successful seasons.
Alongside Neymar and Alex Sandro, he was a revelation, and in 2011 he helped them win the Brazilian title and the Copa Libertadores, playing 37 matches in all competitions.
He played in both legs of the Copa Libertadores final - the first in central-midfield and the second at right-back - and scored the winning goal in the 2-1 win over Penarol that saw them lift the most coveted trophy in South American football.
After playing in the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup, he moved to Europe, signing for Porto, and within two years had won back-to-back Primeira Liga titles, with his energy and industry from full-back making him one of the most sought-after players in the Portuguese top flight.  
He soon began attracting the attention of Europe’s biggest Clubs, and in the summer of 2015 he moved to Real Madrid for €31.5 million, signing a six-year deal.
In total, he played 55 times for Los Blancos, winning one La Liga title, two Champions Leagues, a UEFA Super Cup and a FIFA Club World Cup.
His squad number at City is yet to be confirmed but will be announced in due course.
Everyone at City is delighted to welcome Danilo to the Club and look out for his first CityTV interview, coming soon.
Source: All Football

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