Juventus and Man City swap Danilo and Cancelo

MILAN – A deal was completed between Juventus and Manchester City, which will bring defender Danilo to Turin in exchange for right back Joao Cancelo, according to the two clubs on Wednesday.

According to Juventus, they had signed Brazilian Danilo on a five-year contract for 37 million euros (£34.1 million) while Manchester City confirmed the recruitment of Portugal international Cancelo. The club also added that the English champions would pay them 65 million euros for Cancelo.

Cancelo, 25, has spent one season at Juventus. He helped them win an eighth successive Serie A title. Raised at Benfica, he has also played for Valencia and Inter Milan

 “City are a fantastic club, with a brilliant manager and I am delighted to be here,” Cancelo said.

He has also played 14 times for Portugal although Nelson Semedo often gets the nod ahead of him for the right back position. Meanwhile, Danilo, a member of Brazil’s World Cup squad last year, made 34 Premier League appearances in two seasons at Manchester City. The 28-year-old Danilo was raised at America Mineiro, who also played for Santos, Porto and Real Madrid.

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