Danilo has also been a key component of arguably the best club side in South America over the last couple years. And he got called up to the senior Brazilian national team this summer (although he didn’t play) despite just turning 21. No guarantee of success but he is on a totally different career trajectory than Pablo Mari.
Know nothing about him except he fits the profile we have been signing. Does anyone know if he’s good enough to do the business here and now? I mean, am not expecting him to be the finished article but at this price point, am expecting him to be much better than our current options.
Are we though - if we ignore Twitter et al, is there really a panic at the club with a mad scramble or are Edu/Arteta working on players they have been for weeks. Maybe nothing comes of the players we have been working on but I cannot see it being the same scramble we had with Wenger/Gazidis
25m seems like peanuts for a Brazilian prospect, but I agree they may have missed their window of opportunity to sell to us. We are going to be a Champions League outfit next year and may have adjusted our targets.