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Cancelo says atmosphere at City was one of the reasons he signed

Ben Finnegan
Ben Finnegan

08:27 8 Aug 2019

New Manchester City signing Joao Cancelo says hearing about the atmosphere at the Etihad was "one of the reasons why I've decided to come".

The 25-year-old Portuguese full-back signed from Juventus for a deal worth around €65 million (£60 million). The agreement also sees Brazilian Danilo go the other way to the Serie A champions.

Speaking after signing, Cancelo said to mancity.com, "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.”

He's signed a deal at the Etihad until the Summer of 2025 and revealed which player had the most influence over his decision to move to the Premier League. “He told me that it is an amazing club and the atmosphere is great, " he said about Bernardo Silva, who joined City in May 2017. "That’s also one of the reasons why I’ve decided to come. He is a player I admire a lot"

“If I remember rightly, Bernardo and I played in the same team for around eight years. We were together at Benfica, so we were together for a while. It will help me and I’m very excited to play with him.”

Danilo will move to Italy after two seasons in the Premier League where he made 34 appearances. “It’s been a pleasure to be part of the success City have enjoyed in my time here,” the Brazilian said. “The Club have been fantastic with me from day one and I will always be grateful.

"The Premier League title wins will stay with me forever and I will always have City in my heart. The fans, the players and the staff have all been brilliant and I wish the Club every success in the future.”

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