Manchester City announce signing of Joao Cancelo from Juventus

Joao Cancelo

This will be Cancelo's fourth club in as many seasons though he believes he will be at the Etihad Stadium for the long haul and admitted manager Pep Guardiola was a major factor in him signing for the club.

Joao Cancelo has swapped Juventus for Manchester City, with Danilo heading in the opposite direction to the Serie A champions.

"So now I'm really looking forward to the new season and testing myself in the Premier League".

Figures released by Juve indicate City paid 28.6million euros (£26.4m) to complete the transfer for the Portuguese, who put pen to paper on a six-year contract.

"Everything about them has impressed me, from the facilities, to their style of play".

Cancelo will compete with Kyle Walker for the right-back spot, unless the latter is used in a central role, while he can also offer cover on the left.

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Cancelo has played 14 times for Portugal although Nelson Semedo often gets the nod ahead of him for the right back position.

"We've spoken about it a few times, not regularly but occasionally", he revealed to City's website. "He told me that it is an fantastic club and the atmosphere is great, " he said about Bernardo Silva, who joined City in May 2017.

The Portugal worldwide has left Juve just a year after joining the club from Valencia for £35.5m.

"The Club have been fantastic with me from day one and I will always ben grateful".

He also help his country to win the inaugural UEFA Nations League title with Portugal this summer.

Last season, Cancelo played 34 matches and scored 1 goal for Juventus while Danilo scored 1 goal in 22 matches for Manchester City.

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