Danilo is about to move to Manchester City. Pep Guardiola has moved very quickly in the summer transfer window and he’s about to get the Brazilian right back in the next hours. Although Chelsea had advantage and moved first, the citizens were more decided to get him and the deal is almost sealed, according to the Spanish newspaper MARCA.
Guardiola showed his interest in Danilo this week. Although Manchester City signed recently Kyle Walker from Tottenham Hotspur for £50M, the citizens were looking for another right back in the market. Danilo was the perfect solution because he could play in both wings and also in the a five-men defense.
Therefore, the agreement is almost sealed. Manchester City and Danilo have a deal, but the clubs have still to negotiate. Money is never a problem for Pep Guardiola or the sky blues, so they are able to bid up to €35M, Real Madrid aspirations.
Florentino Pérez wants to cash in at least €100M for Álvaro Morata and Danilo and he’s on his ways to achieve it. After the dubious agreement for James Rodríguez with Bayern Munich -he’ll go on loan for very little money- Los Blancos can get a lot of money for these two operations.
Danilo is currently training with his colleagues at UCLA, but he could leave the training ground at any moment now. The 26-year-old player arrived to Madrid only two seasons ago after a successful stage at Porto. Los Blancos paid €31.5M for the transfer and they’re about to get this money back, although the player disappointed in these two years.
Pep Guardiola wanted to reinforce the defensive line this summer after a frustrating season with Otamendi and Stones as the full-backs and Sagna, Kolarov or Clichy in the wings. The citizens are still looking for more defenders in the market but Danilo could be the next one to arrive to the Etihad Stadium.