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Danilo joins Manchester City

Danilo joins Manchester City

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said Saturday that Brazilian right-back Danilo is no longer with the Champions League trophy-holders, with Manchester City apparently set to benefit from his Bernabeu departure.

City's £125m recruitment drive on full-backs is almost complete with Benjamin Mendy arriving here in the United States last night.

According to the BBC, he moves to Manchester on a £26.5 million (29.5 million euros) deal.Guardiola had made full-backs his top transfer priority in the close season having released Pablo Zabaleta, Gael Clichy and Bacary Sagna.

Danilo was released from the Spanish champion's pre-season camp on Sunday (AEST) in order to complete the deal, which remains subject to a work permit for the Brazilian.

Pep Guardiola has continued his spending spree this window, and has now officially signed a Real Madrid star for his project at Manchester City.

"He [Guardiola] told me I'm ready and I can play in several positions, right back, left back, midfield".




"I'm looking forward to working with him".

"I hope to meet the expectations".

"There was interest from other clubs, but it has always been my ambition to play for Pep Guardiola", Danilo said. So I think a player who can play in different positions at a good level has an advantage and becomes very important for the team as well.

Director of football Txiki Begiristain added: "Danilo is a fine player who offers great versatility to our squad".

However, City's attempts to sell him have been complicated by the UEFA probe after it emerged that he visited the Drip Doctors clinic in Los Angeles in December and may have received intravenous treatment that could breach doping rules.


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