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Man City are spending €35million on a defender who couldn’t get into Real Madrid’s team

City are reportedly closing in on the signing of Danilo from Madrid, which will be their second major output on a right-back

Man City’s quest to build an entire squad out of right-backs is gathering pace.

Brazilian defender is set to move from Real Madrid to Manchester for a €35million fee, according to Di Marzio.

The bid comes a week after City signed Kyle Walker from Spurs, in a deal that saw the defender become the most expensive Englishman of all time.

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Which way is Manchester mate?

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Which way is Manchester mate?

City were in desperate need of right-backs heading into the transfer window, with Pablo Zabaleta and Bacary Sagna both leaving the club.

They had been close to tying up a deal for former Juventus defender Dani Alves before he chose to sign for Dani Alves.

Clearly not willing to stray too far from their original targets, City have now seemingly gone from Dani to Danilo.

He’s flexible, if nothing else

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He’s flexible, if nothing else

The 26-year-old joined Madrid from Porto in the summer of 2015, but struggled to overcome competition from Dani Carvajal.

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Last season he played 17 times in La Liga and three times in the Champions League, but spent most of the campaign warming the bench.

He was also able to play left-back when required, which will suit Pep Guardiola’s love of tactical flexibility.

Who fancies a move to the Etihad?

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Who fancies a move to the Etihad?

The big question now is how Guardiola will go about fitting two right-backs into his team?

Judging by last season he’ll play one up front and one in goal, with a further right-back signing playing as a false nine.

Got to love the #PepEffect.

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