Man City to sign Real defender Danilo for £26.5m

Man City to sign Real defender Danilo for £26.5m

As soon as the (French) championship was over I talked to my family and it was all clear in my head, I wanted to join Manchester City.

The Brazil right-back signed a five-year contract at the Etihad Stadium, with City completing a deal believed to be worth £26.5million on Sunday.

The Spanish global started ahead of Danilo in the Champions League final in Cardiff as Real Madrid beat Juventus 4-1 to lift their 12th European Cup.

City were beaten by Madrid over two legs in the Champions League semi-final in 2016 but now Danilo wants to deliver City's first European silverware since 1970.

"I am very proud of it, this is what I wanted from the beginning", the France worldwide, who is City's sixth signing of the transfer window, told the club's official website.

"There has been strong interest from other clubs, but it has always been my ambition to play for Pep Guardiola", Danilo told his new club's official website. "He's been one reason, but it's also that ambitious project of the club that convinced me to come".

In all, Mendy is City's summer signing.

Manchester City announced the signing of left-back Benjamin Mendy from Monaco on Monday, continuing a summer of big spending on defense.

Given the expected competition for places between the new arrivals at full-back, Danilo's versatility is a bonus for City.

"I don't have a favourite position", Danilo added.

"I think I'm the right person for the group. I said he's a player from Real Madrid, so we are talking with not too much players but three or four players to try, if possible, to join us for not only the next season but the next three, four, five years because all of them are so, so young players". "I just hope to help him out as he expects".

"Since I was a kid it was a dream to play in the Premier League and I will do everything I can to enjoy every minute of it". "So I'm very excited to start on August 12".