Danilo: Choosing City wasn’t tough

Danilo says he had little hesitation leaving Real Madrid for Manchester City, despite interest from Chelsea as well.

Signed from Porto in 2015, the 26-year-old enjoyed two trophy-laden seasons in Spain, but made just 17 Liga appearances last season, with Dani Carvajal still the favoured right-back.

"It wasn't a difficult decision to choose City over Chelsea," Danilo said. "The moment City called me and Pep called me, I knew what I had to do.

"Pep's words motivated me to be ready for this. It was very fast. I was training with Real Madrid and Pep called me and I was very motivated to make this change and start to work with him."

The Brazilian is one of three full-backs signed at great expense by City this transfer window, along with Kyle Walker from Spurs and Benjamin Mendy from Monaco.

Having won back-to-back Champions League trophies with Madrid (although he didn’t feature in either final), Danilo rates his chances of picking up a third medal with City.

"I have no doubt we can win the Champions League, that's why I chose this team," he added. "I see the potential in this side and I am going to do my best."

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