Danilo relishing Pep Guardiola partnership


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Right-back Danilo says he cannot wait to team up with coach Pep Guardiola after completing his move to Manchester City from Real Madrid on Sunday.

The Brazil international has signed a five-year deal with City, who have paid a reported £26.9million for his services.

He has already joined his new team-mates for their tour of America after agreeing personal terms and passing a medical.

Danilo arrives in Manchester after a solid season with Real, making 24 appearances as the Spanish giants won the Champions League and La Liga title.

The former Santos and Porto man will now compete with Kyle Walker for a regular starting spot at the Etihad Stadium and Danilo insists the chance to work under Guardiola was too hard to turn down.

He told City TV: “It’s a big day and a pleasure to be part of this team.

“I hope to meet the expectations. I’m really looking forward to the challenge and I would love to win the Champions League with Manchester City.

“He’s been very important because I love his playing style and he’s convinced me in the talks we have had. I’m looking forward to working with him.

He’s been one reason but it’s also the ambitious project of the club that convinced me to come.

“He [Guardiola] told me I’m ready and I can play in several positions, right back, left back, midfield.

I just hope to help him out.” Danilo will be hoping he can help his new club win the Premier League title this season and the Citizens are priced at odds of 2.88 to lift the trophy.

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