‘Easy to choose City over Chelsea’


Former Real Madrid full-back Danilo admitted ‘it wasn’t a difficult decision’ to choose Manchester City over Chelsea.

The 26-year-old joined Pep Guardiola’s side in a deal worth an initial €30m and revealed that despite Zinedine Zidane’s attempts to convince him to stay at the Bernabeu, he had no doubts.

“It was very fast, I was training with Real Madrid, Pep called me and I w as very motivated to make this change and start to work with him,” Danilo told reporters in America.


“There were attempts to convince me to stay but I was sure I needed to change. I needed to think a bit more about myself and find a place where I had more options.

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

“I have no doubt we can win the Champions League, that’s why I chose this team. In all the teams I played for in my life, the objectives have always been the same.

“I’m going to try my best to adapt as soon as possible. I see the potential in this side and I am going to do my best.

“The season is very long, there are a lot of games, and it’s good to have good players with the same potential.”