Friday, 09 August 2019 19:02

Manchester City sign Joao Cancelo in deal worth £60m with Danilo heading to Juventus

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Manchester City have completed the signing of Portuguese defender, Joao Cancelo, 25, from Juventus in a six-year contract.

The Premier League club paid Juve £26m plus Danilo, who is valued at £34m. The Brazilian defender will now move to Juventus as part of the exchange deal .

After the deal was confirmed on Wednesday night, Cancelo said: 'City are a fantastic club, with a brilliant manager and I am delighted to be here. Everything about them has impressed me, from the facilities, to their style of play.

'I am always looking to develop my game and win trophies and I believe I can do that here, so now I'm really looking forward to the new season and testing myself in the Premier League.'

Txiki Begiristain, City's director of football added: 'Joao is a fine player and an excellent attacking full-back who will provide us with a real threat on the right-hand side. We have been impressed with his progress and have no doubt he can continue to shine here in Manchester.

'He fits the profile of player we want here at Manchester City. His best years are ahead of him, he's technically proficient and has the physical attributes we desire. I am delighted we have secured his signature.'

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