Manchester City set to sign Real Madrid right-back Danilo

Brazilian defender expected to compete with Kyle Walker for place in starting XI

Manchester City are set to sign Danilo from Real Madrid. Photograph: Denis Doyle/Getty

Manchester City are set to sign Danilo from Real Madrid. Photograph: Denis Doyle/Getty

 

Manchester City are set to sign their second right-back in a week with Real Madrid’s Danilo on the verge of following in Kyle Walker’s footsteps and joining Pep Guardiola’s side. City have reached an agreement with Real to sign the 26-year-old for €30 million with a potential €5m in add-ons.

The signing would mean City have spent €86m on the two right-backs, with Walker costing an initial €56m. Guardiola was always likely to target the full-back positions after releasing Gaël Clichy, Pablo Zabaleta and Bacary Sagna at the end of last season.

Guardiola and City had reached an agreement in principle to sign Dani Alves after he left Juventus but the former Barcelona player opted to join Paris St-Germain. The French club had offered the Brazilian almost twice as much in wages.

Guardiola has added Monaco’s attacking midfielder Bernardo Silva (€49m) and the Benfica goalkeeper Ederson (€39m) to his squad and is keen to sign Pepe Reina from Napoli but the Italian club want to keep the former Liverpool No1 and have offered him an improved contract.

Danilo joined Real Madrid from Porto in 2015 and has 15 caps for Brazil, having made his international debut in 2011.

(Guardian service)

The Irish Times Logo
Commenting on The Irish Times has changed. To comment you must now be an Irish Times subscriber.
SUBSCRIBE
GO BACK
Error Image
The account details entered are not currently associated with an Irish Times subscription. Please subscribe to sign in to comment.
Comment Sign In

Forgot password?
The Irish Times Logo
Thank you
You should receive instructions for resetting your password. When you have reset your password, you can Sign In.
The Irish Times Logo
Please choose a screen name. This name will appear beside any comments you post. Your screen name should follow the standards set out in our community standards.
Screen Name Selection

Hello

Please choose a screen name. This name will appear beside any comments you post. Your screen name should follow the standards set out in our community standards.

The Irish Times Logo
Commenting on The Irish Times has changed. To comment you must now be an Irish Times subscriber.
SUBSCRIBE
Forgot Password
Please enter your email address so we can send you a link to reset your password.

Sign In

Your Comments
We reserve the right to remove any content at any time from this Community, including without limitation if it violates the Community Standards. We ask that you report content that you in good faith believe violates the above rules by clicking the Flag link next to the offending comment or by filling out this form. New comments are only accepted for 3 days from the date of publication.