Manchester United have been dealt a blow in the transfer market, with Real Madrid confirming that Brazil and Porto right back Danilo is to join them in the summer.
A statement on Madrid’s website read: “Real Madrid C. F. and FC Porto have reached an agreement over the transfer of Danilo, he will join the club next season and has a contract until 30 June 2021.”
Louis van Gaal had reportedly been after the right back, who has 13 caps for Brazil, to continue his rebuild of the squad that he inherited from David Moyes.
Antonio Valencia has filled the position at full back in the last five games in all competitons, whilst Paddy McNair and Rafael have also played there this season.
The Dutchman has only recently reverted to playing four at the back, preferring to play a 5-3-2 with wing backs earlier in the season, and he will look towards other targets after Madrid’s announcement.
They have been linked with Barcelona’s Dani Alves and Southampton and England full back Nathaniel Clyne.
Alves’ contract is set to expire in the summer, whilst Clyne’s has one more year to run.
Manchester United fans: who do you want to see playing at right-back next season?
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