Official: Real Madrid sign Danilo for €31.5m

Updated: April 1, 2015

DANILOReal Madrid have confirmed the capture of Porto right-back Danilo Luiz da Silva, for €31.5 million who has signed a contract until 2021.

Brazil and Porto right-back,Danilo  23 will join the the European champions in the summer following months of speculation linking him with a move to Carlo Ancelotti’s side.

On Wednesday night, the two clubs announced the defender would be leaving the Dragao this summer to sign a 6 year contract that will see him through until 2021 at the Santiago Bernabeu.

His arrival at the Santiago Bernabeu will raise fresh doubts over the future of current first choice right-back Dani Carvajal.

Porto hereby informs the market that it has reached an agreement with Real Madrid for the permanent transfer of Danilo for the value of €31.5m,” the Portuguese club said in a statement to the stock market.

DANILOReal Madrid also confirmed in a statement that the Brazil international would be joining the club after reportedly seeing off competition from rivals Barcelona for his signature.

Danilo has been ever-present in Julen Lopetegui’s side in his fourth season at the club, bagging four goals and four assists as Porto have progressed to the Champions League quarter-finals.

Porto coach Lopetegui has praised his defender and says he is very impressed by the 23-year-old’s work rate and the way he has improved since joining from Santos in January 2012.

This year he wanted to learn to improve in all aspects of his game – tactically, physically and in his concentration,” he is reported as saying by AS.

Danilo has helped us improve and the team has grown collectively”.

The coach says he has no issue with the club selling the full-back, saying it gives them the chance to bring new young players through.

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