The fourth first team signing of the summer transfer window is now official: Danilo Luiz has joined Manchester City from Real Madrid and has signed a five-year contract with the Sky Blues after passing a medical on Saturday afternoon.
Our fifth summer signing!— Manchester City (@ManCity) July 23, 2017
Let's all #welcomedanilo to the Club! https://t.co/dA58Py6Uyy
Danilo will join his new teammates this week and he could be ready to make his City debut against Real Madrid on Wednesday night’s friendly in Los Angeles. City paid Madrid a £26 million fee to secure the signing, and Pep Guardiola now has the two right-backs he requested.
Danilo will initially be the backup to Kyle Walker, but he can also play at left-back and in defensive midfield. Danilo’s versatility was crucial to attract Pep to the player after City lost Dani Alves to Paris Saint-Germain.
If Benjamin Mendy is indeed signed from Monaco as expected, Danilo will be his backup as well, which means Guardiola might be happy with just three full-backs instead of four.