Real Madrid and Manchester City have agreed a deal for the transfer of Danilo, who will play at the Etihad Stadium the next five season. Los Blancos receive €30M for the sale plus other €5M in bonus. The player will increase his salary as well with the citizens.
Although Juventus were very interested in signing the Brazilian right back and Chelsea also showed their intentions, finally Manchester City accelerated for the defender and they could close a good deal for all parties. Now Guardiola has two high quality right backs, with Kyle Walker and Danilo reinforcing this part of the pitch.
Danilo arrived to Real Madrid only two seasons ago from Porto for €31.5M but he was never successful with Los Blancos. Last season, he was booed several times for Real Madrid supporters after a couple of bad performances. Especially terrible was his mistake against Sevilla in Copa del Rey, when he scored a clumsy own goal.
The defender didn’t think about leaving the club at the beginning but the offers arrived from big European clubs and it was very hard to reject them. Besides, Danilo knows that it was very difficult to enjoy a lot of minutes with Real Madrid having Daniel Carvajal in front of him. The Spaniard is one of the best right backs in the world, was raised in Los Blancos academy and he’s very loved by the supporters.
He leaves the club with two Champions League, one La Liga trophy, the European Supercup and the FIFA Club World Cup, a great record book for only two years in the Spanish capital.
Danilo didn’t train in the last session with his colleagues, when the deal was about to be made official. Manchester City are also preparing the season in the United States, so it was easy for both clubs to meet and close the deal.