Danilo sets out Man City Champions League ambition

Lynette Rowe
July 26, 2017

It is understood the medical is yet to take place and no deal has been signed.

Kompany was speaking at the Manchester City Soccer Festival on the site of the club's long-standing community project in East LA.

Both players were crucial to Monaco's success last season when they won the French title and reached the semifinals of the Champions League - knocking out City on the way.

Vincent Kompany can't wait to see what new signings Bernardo Silva and Benjamin Mendy bring to Manchester City after their thrilling season with Monaco.

Where once the fullback's job was to nullify the opposition winger, now he is a focal point of attack too, with Guardiola banking on this trio's ability to deliver chances for his equally expensive strikers.

Manchester City have officially confirmed the signing of Danilo from Real Madrid.

"He is undoubtedly one of the world's best full-backs, our number one target in this position", said director of football Txiki Begiristain. "For such a young player, he has a wealth of top-level experience".

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The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss had already lured England right-back Walker to the Etihad Stadium in a deal which could be worth up to £54 million and Monaco wanted a similar amount for Mendy.

Guardiola is also reported to be in the market for another right back to complete a very expensive set.

With City having ended last term trophyless - the first instance of Guardiola failing to lift a trophy during a season as a coach - Kompany expects that to be rectified in the coming campaign. Paolo Zabaleta and Bacary Sagna have added to City's defensive departures.

Danilo links up with City's new recruit Kyle Walker, the Tottenham defender who signed a five-year contract for a fee that could rise with add-ons to £54 million (61m euros) this month.

"I am sure that over the next few years we will be successful".

With Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus, Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva in the middle, City threaten goals all over the pitch, assuming Guardiola can knit his talents together.

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