Manchester City have announced the signing of Brazilian full-back Danilo Luiz Da Silva from Real Madrid on a five-year deal.
The 26-year-old becomes City’s fifth summer signing after arriving for a fee believed to be £26.5million and he has already joined up with the rest of the squad on the tour of the US after passing a medical and agreeing personal terms.
“I am very, very happy to be joining Manchester City,” Danilo told the club’s website.
“There has been strong interest from other Clubs, but it has always been my ambition to play for Pep Guardiola. As soon as I heard of his interest, I knew immediately I wanted to be a City player.
“I can’t wait to get started and I’m looking forward to getting to know my new teammates over the coming weeks.”
His arrival takes City’s summer spending to almost £150m, following the recruitment of England international Kyle Walker(£45m), Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva(£43m) and Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson Moraes(£35m).
The club have also agreed a £52m deal for 23-year-old Monaco defender Benjamin Mendy and sold left-back Aleksandar Kolarovto Serie A club Roma for £4.5m.
City’s Director of Football, Txiki Begiristain, added: “Danilo is a fine player who offers great versatility to our squad,” he said. “He can operate in several different roles in both defence and midfield, increasing Pep’s options ahead of the new season.
“We feel he has all the attributes needed to succeed at City and we look forward to helping him develop during his time here.”
Danilo’s move is subject to him receiving a work permit, meaning he is unlikely to make his debut when City face Real on Wednesday in Los Angeles.
The former Santos player joined Real in 2015 from Porto but started just 17 La Liga games last season.
In two years at the Bernabeu, he won La Liga, two Champions Leagues, the Uefa Super Cup and the Fifa Club World Cup.