The Rossoneri management have decided who they want to take the second non-EU slot that will probably be given to them on Tuesday when the FIGC has the vote on this issue and they have chosen Danilo.
The “competition” was between Paulo Henrique Ganso and Danilo Luis da Silva, both of Santos, 21 and 19 respectively, and according to sportmediaset.it, the board has decided to put its money on the latter.
Milan have taken two parameters into consideration when they made the decision: Ganso is worth €35m while Danilo would be available for €15m and also the attacking midfielder gets injured quite often.
The young Brazilian started the season as a right-back but later moved to the right-midfielder role, where he really shone. He can play the mezz’ala role both on the right or left, being ambidextrous.
There is a stiff competition for Danilo, with Benfica already making a formal approach and Juventus also showing interest. However, Adriano Galliani and co. are not quite worried about this competition.
Danilo’s card is divided: Santos own 37.5% of his card, DIS (with whom Milan have an excellent rapports) own 37.5% as well while the rest is a property of his former club América (MG).
Santos say the player will not move this summer but Danilo admitted that he’s not sure if he stays.