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.
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.
The 26-year-old joined Madrid from Porto in the summer of 2015, but struggled to overcome competition from Dani Carvajal.
What could Danilo bring to fantasy football?
- Buccaneering right back hungry for assists
- 7.41 rating on WhoScored last seaon – fourth highest Real Madrid player, above Luka Modric and James Rodriguez
- 1 goal and 2 assists from 17 starts in La Liga
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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.
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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