Danilo has completed a £26.9million transfer to Manchester City, and has immediately set his sights on winning the UEFA Champions League with the Blues.
The Brazil international is well versed in helping a side win Europe’s premier cup competition, having appeared as a substitute when Real Madrid claimed their eleventh title against Atletico Madrid in 2016 and he was also part of their squad when they defended the crown against Juventus last season.
Danilo has now left the Bernabeu after agreeing a five-year contract with City, who have paid £26.9million for his signature. And the 26-year-old right fullback, who can also play on the left and in midfield, is hoping to soon be celebrating another Champions League success.
“It’s a big day and a pleasure to be part of this team,” Danilo told CityTV. “I hope to meet the expectations. I’m really looking forward to the challenge and I would love to win the Champions League with Manchester City. I prefer just to play. I don’t have a favourite position.”
Danilo has spent the past two years at Real, who signed him from Porto in 2015 for around £30million. He went on to make 55 appearances in all competitions for the Spanish giants, and as well as his contribution to their success in Europe, he helped them win La Liga last season.
He becomes Pep Guardiola’s fifth signing of the summer, following Kyle Walker, Bernardo Silva, Ederson, and Douglas Luiz. Their ranks are expected to be increased further in the coming days, when Benjamin Mendy looks set to complete a £51million transfer from French champions Monaco.