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Danilo shares Champions League ambition

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The Brazilian sets his sight on the trophy as City are yet to win the competition.

Latest addition to Guardiola’s squad Danilo wants the Citizens to finally win the Champions League. The right-back signed a five-year contract at the Etihad after he arrived from Real Madrid for a fee of £26.5m.

The player joined Los Blancos from Porto in 2015 and has already won the prestigious tournament twice with Real Madrid. Speaking to City’s website he shared his ambition to lift the trophy again, this time with his new club:

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

Danilo also shared that Citizens boss Pep Guardiola was of great importance when it came to convincing him to join:

“He’s been very important because I love his playing style and he’s convinced me in the talks we’ve had.

“I’m looking forward to working with him. He’s been one reason, but it’s also that ambitious project of the club that convinced me to come.”

Taking into consideration City’s new additions Zabaleta and Walker, Danilo’s versatility is a bonus as the player confirmed Guardiola is counting on him to fill a number of positions:

“I don’t have a favourite position,” Danilo added. “I am used to playing as a right-back, but any time I’m on the pitch in the starting XI, I’m always happy.

“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 as he expects.”