Manchester City have completed the signing of Danilo from Real Madrid on a five-year contract.
Danilo underwent a medical in the United States before moving in a deal believed to be worth £26.9m.
The 26-year-old has signed a five-year deal at the Etihad and has now joined his new team-mates on the club’s pre-season tour of America
Chelsea had also been interested but Danilo told City’s official website: “I am very, very happy to be joining Manchester City. 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 director of football Txiki Begiristain added: “Danilo is a fine player who offers great versatility to our squad. 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.”
Our fifth summer signing!
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