Premier League giants Manchester City continued their spending spree this summer after officially unveiling Real Madrid right-back Danilo as their fourth signing for the upcoming 2017-18 Premier League season.
The Citizens are thought to have parted ways with an outstanding value of no less than £27-million in order to prise the Brazilian full-back away from the Santiago Bernabeu to the Etihad Stadium.
Such a steep price could well be justified by Danilo’s credentials. Indeed, Manchester City are bringing in a player who has already won the Champions League twice, and has a La Liga trophy and two Portuguese Primera Liga titles to his name.
In terms of his work rate, Danilo’s industriousness in the flanks is commendable, as evident in his 25 appearances for Los Blancos last season, wherein he scored a goal and three assists to add to his incredible defensive performances.
“Danilo is a fine player who offers great versatility to our squad,” Manchester City Director of Football Txiki Berigistain told his club’s official website.
“We feel he has all the attributes needed to succeed at City and we look forward to helping him develop during his time here,” the club official added.
Danilo’s arrival in the Blue side of Manchester marks City’s fourth successful venture in the transfer market, having previously brought in intelligent midfielder Bernardo Silva from Monaco, agile goalkeeper Ederson from Benfica, the pacey English full-back Kyle Walker from Tottenham Hotspur, with whom City have broken the record for the highest transfer fee paid for an English defender in the Premier League – Walker was brought in for a jaw-dropping £50-million.
As it stands, City have already spent no less than £135-million pounds in transfers and it appears the club are aiming to bring in more players, with the arrival of Monaco’s ace left-back Benjamin Mendy set to arrive within the week.
According to the BBC, the deal for Mendy’s transfer to City is already done, with City splashing £52-million to land the Monaco star.