Manuel Pellegrini, former Real Madrid and Manchester City coach, is currently the boss of Hebei China Fortune. The team has signed really important European players in the last few months and now the Chilean manager has put his eye on a Real Madrid defender. The right back Danilo has been targeted for the Chinese team and it could be a good signing for Pellegrini’s side.
According to the Spanish newspaper OK Diario, Pellegrini wants to take advantage of the current situation of the Brazilian. Daniel Carvajal is the owner of the position in the right back although Danilo played at the beginning more minutes with Zinedine Zidane. The Brazilian has not convinced both the coach and the supporters and Real Madrid could take this opportunity and sell him to recover the investment.
Los Blancos paid more than €31M to Porto in 2015 for the transfer. However, Danilo has never shown his quality in this time and Carvajal has proved as a better right back for Los Blancos. Actually, at the moment no one can argue that the Spaniard is the best man for this position.
For this reason, Danilo can think in moving forward and leaving Real Madrid. Chinese teams usually pay really high salaries and could be an option for him. Besides, Pellegrini’s side has at the moment very important players in the squad such as Gael Kakuta, Stephane MBia, Gervinho or Ezequiel Lavezzi.
Danilo is only 25 years old, so he has time to improve. This season, he has played only 531 minutes in La Liga in six games, scoring one goal against Osasuna. In the Champions League, Danilo also played against Legia and Borussia Dortmund. However, his appearances have not been astonishing and he still shows doubts about his performances.