Many Madridistas are cautiously optimistic about potentially aquiring the next greatest right back on the planet, but as exciting as Danilo's arrival may be, it's met with an opposing force of concern. Why do we need him? Are we losing our identity again? What happens to Carvajal who is one of the best players in his position?
There are no answers - not immediately anyway. The point of this article is dissect all those questions and concerns as best as possible, as only time can disprove or confirm any assumptions we have.
Just who is Danilo?
This is in truth, the most important question to answer. I've seen many Madridistas speculating on what kind of player he is. Of course, the first instinct for most fans is to hit YouTube and start digging out compilations - from there they make a judgement. A judgement of course, which is far from accurate.
The fact is, in Spain - nay, almost anywhere outside of Brazil/Portugal - Danilo's capabilities are relatively unknown.
There are a few myths we can immediately debunk about Danilo:
- He is not the next Dani Alves
- He is not a right-sided Coentrao
- He has never played left back in his life