Forest Sign Danilo

Yesterday, Nottingham Forest confirmed their capture of Brazilian midfielder Danilo on a contract until 2029 for a fee worth in the region of £18m.

The 21-year-old samba star was one of the key cogs for Palmeiras who’s title winning season last year ended with a Serie A championship and State championship of Sao Paulo.

In all, Danilo, who’s full name is Danilo dos Santos de Oliveira, played 56 times in all competitions scoring 7 goals, in total he played 141 times for the Brazilian giants scoring seven times and in his three years at the club he twice won a Copa Libertadores (South America’s equivalent to the European Cup) back-to-back during 2020 and 2021.

Danilo also recently played in the 2021 FIFA Club World Cup winning the bronze ball, finishing third place in the best players nominees for the tournament behind Chelsea’s Thiago Silva and former team-mate Dudu.

The highly regarded young star will link up with Gustavo Scarpa who may even have had a mention to bring the player to the City Ground, one of Brazil’s best young talents is said to have a big future in the game and Nottingham Forest may reap the rewards of unearthing him to the game in Europe.

On signing for the club, Danilo told the Nottingham Forest website “I’m really happy to be fulfilling my dream of playing in the Premier League and playing for Nottingham Forest.

“I learnt a bit about the history of the Club and saw they had won two European Cups. I spoke to Gustavo Scarpa as well, and he told me that Nottingham is a great city and Forest have a quality squad with really good staff.”

“I will show a lot of determination and a strong desire to win and will always look to do my best on the pitch to achieve positive results.

“I’m excited about getting started and meeting my new teammates.”

The player who will wear the number 28 shirt, following past favourites of Raddy Majewski and Tiago Silva, will be available for selection at the weekend for the Reds Premier League trip to Bournemouth.

*Main image @NFFC Brazilian midfielder Danilo signs on a six and a half year deal.

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