Manchester City have just signed Kyle Walker from Tottenham Hotspur for a whopping £50 million making this English International the most expensive defender in the world of football. And ever since the transfer was made official a lot of fans have been debating over it. While one section of the fans believe that City have paid too much, the other half thinks that in today’s crazy market £50 million is a good enough deal.
But what every fan in one voice will agree to, is the fact that City’s right-back woes are far from over. Pep Guardiola has already released the likes of Bacary Sagna and Pablo Zabaleta from amongst his ranks and Dani Alves chose to move to PSG. So as of now the blue half of Manchester only have one recognised right-back in the whole team and that is Kyle Walker.
This is a problem that their Spanish coach must solve before the new season kicks off. And by the looks of it, Guardiola has set his eyes upon Real Madrid’s Danilo as his second right-back. Guardiola has confirmed his club’s interest in the 26-year-old Brazilian.
The Brazilian International has found it really hard to topple Dani Carvajal from the right-back position at Real and he has managed to make only 24 appearances in the whole of last season. A fitting reason as to why Zinedine Zidane wants to offload the player in the summer.
At first, it was Chelsea who looked interested in signing the player but Conte has been unwilling to pay £31 million that is being demanded by Real Madrid. And so Guardiola feels that this might be the best opportunity for him to jump the queue and bring the Brazilian to the Etihad.
But Guardiola has also made it very clear that even though he has shown interest in the player but the deal is far from being confirmed.
While speaking to the reporters Guardiola said, “We have many options for players who are coming, but Danilo is not done so until it is done I cannot say absolutely anything out of respect for other clubs, but he is an option that we have,”