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Manchester City summer signing already considering quitting in January transfer window

Manchester City full-back Danilo is reportedly already considering his future at the Etihad Stadium despite only joining from Real Madrid during the summer transfer window.

The 26-year-old is said to fear for his place in Brazil’s World Cup squad after a lack of first-team football for Pep Guardiola’s side so far this season, according to the Sun.

Danilo also struggled for regular playing time at his previous club Real Madrid, so it remains to be seen if many big-name suitors will be prepared to provide him with the chances he wants at club level.

City also brought in Kyle Walker at right-back this summer, and he’s blocked Danilo’s path into the team in that position, while the surprise form of Fabian Delph has kept him out of the left-back slot.

Danilo

Danilo only joined Manchester City this summer

It remains to be seen if City would be persuaded to let him go so quickly, with Guardiola’s side notably struggling defensively last season.

While Danilo is clearly not first choice, he seems a reliable enough option as a backup that could mean City are reluctant to lose him in case they suffer further injuries in that department.

Benjamin Mendy was also signed in defence this summer, but the left-back has been a long-term absentee with a knee injury.

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