Nottingham Forest have announced the signing of midfielder Danilo from Palmeiras.
The Brazilian has signed a six-and a-half-year deal which commits him to the Club until the summer of 2029.
The Reds beat a lot of European competition to the signature of the 21-year-old old widely considered one of the best young talents in Brazil.
Danilo, 21, came through the youth ranks at Palmeiras before making 141 appearances in all competitions for the 11-time Brazilian champions.
During his time with Palmeiras, the versatile midfielder won two Copa Libertadores – the highest level of competition in South American club football. He was also named in the Team of the Year as Palmeiras won the Campeonato Paulista as well as the Brazilian Série A title in 2022.
Danilo will wear the shirt number 28 during his time on Trentside.
After completing his move to The City Ground, Danilo said, “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.”
Nottingham Forest sporting director Filippo Giraldi added, “We are really happy to welcome Danilo to our Club and to our city.”
“He is a fantastic talent that will be a great asset for the present and the future of Nottingham Forest.”